Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1834-1867

GUSN

GUSN-48792

Description

Plate in imitation of Martha Washington's china: blue snake with gold crosshatching as border of green and gold chain bearing the names of the first 15 states; gold sunburst, center with "MW" within green circle, above red ribbon with Latin phrase (see inscription.)

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
gilding
painting (coating)
porcelain
figure- and animal-derived motifs
serpents (suborder)
American
Porcelain
Painted
Gilded
Snake
United States of America
PLATE

Inscription

first 15 states (in green chain as border) W/M (for Martha Washington in center DECUS ET TUTAMEN AB ILLO

Additional Identification Number

1973.13

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Accession Number

1973.131