Plates (2)

Object Number: 
1960.91ab
Date: 
ca. 1960
Medium: 
Whiteware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 10 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on front of plate: "USS Enterprise" inscribed: on obverse: medallion with "WEDGWOOD/OF ETRURIA/& BARLASTON/MADE IN ENGLAND" inscribed: on obverse: medallion with "ENGRAVED BY THE/WEDGWOOD STUDIOS" with striped diamond crossed by tools at ce
Description: 
Pair of identical whiteware plates in brown with central view of aircraft carrier at sea; diaper border interrupted by seven cartouches, each with a ship; eagle and shield at bottom.
Gallery Label: 
These plates were issued to celebrate the christening of the USS Enterprise, September 24, 1960.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Newport News Shipping and Dry Dock Co.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group