Butter Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1835-1840

GUSN

GUSN-49860

Description

Small, earthenware plate with scalloped edge and mulberry colored transfer-print. Border of alternating cartouches of floral sprays and figures with a bow and arrow under tree. Central scene of man with staff leading woman on mule past palm tree; buildings and mountains in the background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

butter chips
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
floral patterns
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Dish, Eating
Chip, Butter
Spray
Palm
Mountain
Man
Woman
Mule
Chip, Butter

Inscription

"Z" (impressed)

Maker

Possibly Mayer, Thomas (Maker)

Location of Origin

Stoke/Longport, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

1/2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1980.355

Places

Possibly County of Staffordshire (England, United Kingdom) [county]