Plate

Object Number: 
1961.97
Date: 
ca. 1829
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 10 in. ( 2.5 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of plate: eagle with shield and banner inscribed "EXCELSIOR" printed: on collector's adhesive label on underside of plate: "37"
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print of the arms of New York; edge border of banded husks with star at top; wide floral border; central reserve with arms of New York, including figures of liberty and justice, eagle, shield, and banner inscribed "EXCELSIOR"; border around central reserve has plaque inscribed "NEW YORK."
Gallery Label: 
Staffordshire potter Thomas Mayer produced a series of transfer-printed ceramics bearing the arms of the original thirteen states.
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