Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-3530

Description

This platter is transfer printed in dark blue with a central design of the Coat of Arms of Massachusetts encircled in an inner border of palmettes and an outer border of trumpet, flower, and vines. The platter is rectangular, with pierced corners and applied rope handles.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
coats of arms
heraldry
floral patterns
vines
Dish, Serving
Platter
Earthenware
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
Coat-of-Arms
Vine
Heraldry
Trumpet Flower
Platter

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."This platter shows the Massachusetts state seal adopted in 1780. The state motto, Ense petit placidum sub libertate quietam, or By the sword we seek peace (but only) under liberty - is attributed to the 17th century English patriot Algernon Sydney, whose writings, it is thought, influenced the earliest American patriots.

Inscription

Printed on bottom: [eagle]

People and Organizations

Massachusetts

Maker

Mayer, Thomas (Maker)

Location of Origin

Stoke, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

7 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.284