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Plate: bust of Lafayette

Object Number: 
1961.132
Date: 
ca. 1824
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 2.2 x 25.1 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: medallion with crown at center and 'CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" inscribed inscribed: around central image: "WELCOME LAFAYETTE THE NATIONS GUEST, AND OUR COUNTRY'S GLORY" typed: affixed to back: paper label: "Mr & Mrs/Merritt"
Description: 
Molded pearlware tea plate with slightly scalloped edges and molded decoration on the brim; the central view is a bust of Lafayette with an inscription around it.
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