Plate

Object Number: 
1952.140
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 25.7 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "HERCULANEUM" printed: on front: "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WASHINGTON"; "E PLURIBUS UNUM" painted: on brim: "M R R" in flowing script
Description: 
Molded creamware plate printed in black with central star-studded medallion with view of allegorical figure of woman holding shield and laurel branch walking on shore near monument, ship in background; border printed with striped oval medallions.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group