Saucer: Plymouth Rock Landing

Object Number: 
1961.114
Date: 
1820-1846
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. ( 1.6 x 16.8 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back of plate: medallion with eagle and shield at center and "ENOCH WOOD & SONS/BURSLEM" inscribed inscribed: on front of plate: cartouche at top: "AMERICA/INDEPENDENT/JULY 4/1776"; cartouche at bottom: "WASHINGTON/BORN 1732/DIED 1799";
Description: 
Blue transfer printed pearlware plate with central view of men in a rowboat landing on a rocky shore; Indians stand on the right; the border pattern is composed of cartouches with inscriptions or images of a ship alternating with eagles and scrolling acanthus leaves (Plymouth Rock Landing).
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