Plate: Landing of Columbus

Object Number: 
1961.172
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. ( 2.2 x 26.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on back in maroon (partially covered by paper labels): anchor with oval in front with " Columbus" inscribed ; beneath in a banner " W.A. & S." hand written: affixed to back: paper label "Landing of Columbus/ Companion and three officers at his l
Description: 
Maroon transfer printed earthenware plate with scalloped edges; central image depicts Columbus and an officer in the foreground, ships, and Indians in the background; border pattern is composed of four vignettes showing animals and also flowers and scrolls.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group