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Plate depicting Doctor Syntax and Dairy Maid

Object Number: 
1961.378
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 15.6 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: medallion with crown at center reading "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" printed: on back in blue: "Dr. Syntax/ and Dairy Maid"
Description: 
Dark blue transfer printed pearlware tea plate with central image showing a man in a wig and a young woman seated on chairs in a dining room with a butter churn on the right; the border pattern is scrolls and flowers.
Gallery Label: 
Doctor Syntax was a popular cartoon character who first appeared in English magazines in 1809; this plate is part of this series.
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