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Platters (2) and plates (13)

Object Number: 
1947.111a-n
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, platter): 18 3/4 × 24 3/8 × 1 7/8 in. (47.6 × 61.9 × 4.8 cm) Each (c-n, plates): 3/4 in. × 9 3/4 in. (
Marks: 
impressed: on back of platter: "WEDGEWOOD"; "3" painted: by hand in center of each: "WH" impressed: on back of plates: "WEDGEWOOD"
Description: 
Oval molded creamware platters with 12 circular plates with grape vine border hand painted in shades of brown overglaze and banded on either side with a brown stripe; at center, monogram inside a laurel wreath, also in brown overglaze.
Gallery Label: 
This set of dinnerware was ordered from England by William Hill (1751-1826), the great-grandfather of the donor. Hill emigrated from Ireland to New York City in 1773 and became a successful merchant with offices on Wall Street.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Robert Carmer Hill, through Mrs. R. C. Hill
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group