Overall: 1 1/8 x 19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. ( 2.9 x 49.5 x 37.5 cm )
Oval pearlware platter with lobed corners; blue transfer printed flower and mottled shell border; rectangular scene of naval battle in center (engagement between U.S. frigate Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon 1813).
According to the donor, this scene was taken from a drawing done by Michaele Felice Corné (1757-1845); the engraving was done by Wightman; it was published by Abel Bowen in "Naval Monument" in 1816.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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