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Plate: Doctor Syntax Stargazing

Object Number: 
1961.384
Date: 
1819-1836
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. ( 2.2 x 22.2 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: medallion with crown at center and "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" inscribed printed: in blue on back: embellished rectangle with "Doctor Syntax/Star Gazing"
Description: 
Dark blue transfer printed pearlware plate with central image depicting Dr. Syntax and a lady looking through a telescope while a servant falls down the stairs dropping all the dishes; the border pattern is composed of flowers and scrolls.
Gallery Label: 
This plate is from the Dr. Syntax 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