Plate: Doctor Syntax disputing his bill w/landlady

Object Number: 
1961.379
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 10 in. ( 1.9 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: medallion with crwon at center and "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" inscribed printed: on back: embellished rectangle with "Doctor Syntax/disputing his/Bill with the/Landlady inscribed"
Description: 
Dark blue transfer printed pearlware tea plate with central image depicting Dr. Syntax holding a bill to a woman; in the foreground, a dog and cat who growl and hiss at each other; 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