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Plate: Death of Captain Lawrence

Object Number: 
1943.444
Date: 
1815-1845
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 10 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 25.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in blue on back: "4", scroll with " DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP/ DEATH OF CAPT. LAWRENCE/JUNE 1ST 1813" inscribed: beneath scroll "STAFFORDSHIRE/ENGLAND" and beneath that, a diamomnd with the initials "R" and "M" and "CO" intertwined
Description: 
Dark blue transfer printed pearlware with scalloped edges; central image depicts a scene on the deck of a ship in which an officer is being carried down steps by two men with smoke, a cannon, and figures behind; the border pattern is composed of flowers, pineapples, grapes, and other fruits. (Death of Captain Lawrence)
Credit Line: 
GIft of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group