Overall: 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 17.1 cm )
impressed: on underside of plate: "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" around crown handrwritten: on jelly label attached to underside of plate: "Landing..."
Molded earthenware (pearlware) plate transfer-printed in dark blue with scene of landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden; floral border with beading around edge.
Lafayette's much-celebrated return to America in 1824 was an enormously popular subject for Staffordshire pottery. New York's finest steamboats, the "Chancellor Livingston" and the "Robert Fulton," can be seen at the left; hundreds of people on the building's roof witness a cannon and artillery salute.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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