Dessert plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1859

GUSN

GUSN-49845

Description

Small earthenware plate with mulberry-colored transfer-print pattern "Commerce." Pattern depicts harbor scene featuring European and Asian men discussing cargo boxes on a dock. Asian-style buildings and boats in background. Flower and trellis border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dessert plates
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Chinoiserie
floral patterns
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Dessert
Pagoda
Sailing vessel
Orientalism
Plate, Dessert

Inscription

"Commerce [in oval with stylized flower petals]" (pattern name)
"ALCOCK / [beehive symbol]" (impressed)

Pattern

Commerce

Maker

Samuel Alcock & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

7/8 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1980.339.1

Places

Burslem (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)