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Plate

Object Number: 
1961.156
Date: 
1854-1880
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 18.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on front of plate around central view: "BAND OF HOPE/ HOW TO FORM BANDS OF HOPE" inscribed: on signs held by figures in view: "NO DRUNKARD/ CAN /ENTER/ HEAVEN"; "REMEMBER/ THE/ SABBATH DAY/ TO KEEP IT/ HOLY"; "BAND/ OF/ HOPE"; "NO/ ALCO
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with the letters of the alphabet inscribed around the brim in low relief; at the center is a black transfer printed image of people seated in a meeting room facing a man seated at a bench being addressed by another man; the onlookers carry signs with inscriptions; parts of the image are highlighted with red, yellow, or green paint; black band around rim.
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