Compote

Object Number: 
1940.321
Date: 
1829-1855
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 31.1 x 27 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: circular mark with spread eagle "T. MAYER STORE STAFFORDSHIRE/ WARRANTED" printed: on side of foot: spread eagle in mouth impressed: on obverse: "VIRGINIA"
Description: 
Molded pearlware oblong dish with scalloped edge and scrolls in low relief at either end, pedestal foot; printed dark blue (blurry) with central oval medallion with scene of female classically dressed warrior astride slain warrior on beach, trumpet flowers & vines border; this is the 'Arms of Virginia' pattern.
Gallery Label: 
This compote is from Thomas Mayer's, "American Series of Arms of the States".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Provenance: 
Purchased by Mrs. J. Insley Blair from Hudnut Sale, AAA, Nov. 1926 ($950).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group