Platter

Object Number: 
1955.264
Date: 
1816-1842
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. ( 2.9 x 49.5 x 37.5 cm )
Description: 
Oval pearlware platter with lobed corners; blue transfer printed flower and mottled shell border; rectangular scene of naval battle in center (engagement between U.S. frigate Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon 1813).
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this scene was taken from a drawing done by Michaele Felice Corné (1757-1845); the engraving was done by Wightman; it was published by Abel Bowen in "Naval Monument" in 1816.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group