Overall: 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 25.1 cm )
printed: in black on front of plate: "Be always ready to die for your country/PIKE"
Molded pearlware circular plate with hand painted border decoration of a vine with red berries, a brown stem, and green leaves; at the center is a black transfer printed bust of Pike surrounded by a cannon and cannon balls, flags, a drum, and a trumpet.
This plate is transfer-printed with a portrait of American army officer and explorer Zebulon Pike (1779-1813).
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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