Luncheon plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1834-1859

GUSN

GUSN-49832

Description

Earthenware plate with scalloped rim and mulberry-colored transfer-print pattern "Olympia." Print depicts two men in traditional Greek military uniforms (Evzones). One man rides a white horse and points with his whip while the other man holds two greyhounds on a leash in one hand and three birds on a stand in the other. Behind them is a castle and, in the distance, a waterway and mountains. The border consists of a chevron background with small cartouches depicting a sailing vessel alternating with larger cartouches with varying scenes of birds, fruit and urns.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
transfer printing
earthenware
glazing (coating)
landscapes (representations)
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Luncheon
Medallion
Plate, Luncheon

Inscription

"OLYMPIA / P.W. & Co" [in cartouche] (printed)

Pattern

Olympia

Maker

Podmore, Walker & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Tunstall, England

Dimensions

1 (H), 9 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Hicks

Accession Number

1980.299.17

Places

Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)

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