Tea plate

Object Number: 
INV.14415
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
diameter: 6 1/8 in. ( 15.6 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: the number "15" inscribed: on front: "THE GRAND ERIE CANAL/ A SPLENDID MONUMENT OF THE/ ENTERPRISE AND RESOUCES/ OF THE STATE OF/ NEW YORK/ INDEBTED FOR ITS EARLY COMME-/NCEMENT & RAPID COMPLETION/ TO THE ACTIVE ENERGIES, PREEMINE-/NT
Description: 
Blue transfer printed plate with inscription about Erie Canal honoring DeWitt Clinton; the border pattern is composed of vignettes of canal boats and locks.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group