Platter: Southwest View of La Grange

Object Number: 
1961.262
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 14 5/8 in. ( 4.8 x 47.9 x 37.1 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on back: medallion with eagle and shield at center: "ENOCH WOOD & SONS BURSLEM /SEMI CHINA" (very lightly) printed: in blue on back of brim: under laurel swags "SOUTHWEST VIEW OF LAGRANGE/THE RESIDENCE OF THE/MARQUIS LAFAYETTE"
Description: 
Dark blue transfer printed platter with central view depicting a large, turretted building with pennants flying (Lafayette's hom, La Grange); a man, woman, and child stand in the drive and a couple are seated on a bench by a willow close to a house; the border pattern is composed of grapes, grapevines, and flowers.
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