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Platter: Massachsuetts Coat of Arms

Object Number: 
1940.317
Date: 
1829-1855
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 27.3 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "T. MAYER / STOKE", "O" printed: on base: "4" printed: on reverse of brim: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"(on swag clutched in claw of spread eagle) printed: on obverse: "MASSACHUSETTS", "ENSE PLACIDIAN (...) LIBERTA (...) QUIETEM"
Description: 
Molded oval pearlware platter with canted corners printed in dark blue with central image of shield bearing the image of a Native American, at the seaside with the trumpet flower and vine border; this is the 'Arms of Massachusetts' pattern
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Provenance: 
Purchased by Mrs. J. Insley Blair from G. Kellogg Sale, AAA, Nov. 1925 ($750).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group