Platter: Pennsylvania Coat of Arms

Object Number: 
1961.238
Date: 
1829-1855
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 16 in. ( 52.7 x 40.6 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: "T.MAYER STORE STAFFORDSHIRE" and spread eagle transfer printed: eagle with banner"E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Description: 
Molded octagonal pearlware platter decorated with blue and white transfer printed image of the Pennsylvania coat of arms surrounded by flower and vine border.
Gallery Label: 
This platter is from Thomas Mayer's, "American Series of Arms of the States".The seal of Pennsylvania was adopted in 1809.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group