Circa 1932 Purple Transferware Octagon Shaped Plate Washington Bicentenary Lafayette at Mount Vernon
Brand Crown Ducal
Crown Ducal Colonial Times
PURPLE / Lavender TRANSFER WARE PLATE
Washington and Lafayette at Mount Vernon
For consideration is this highly collectible, historical Staffordshire plate depicting Lafayette and Washington at Mount Vernon after the war. The border is surrounded by lush roses and cartouches filled with the same.
The scene comes from the painting by Thomas Prichard Rossiter that retells the story of the Marquis de Lafayette's visit with George Washington at Mount Vernon in the Fall of 1784. Rossiter and Mignot made this painting two years before the Civil War, using their visually rich symbolic language to comment on a variety of historical issues that defined a deep friendly relationship between Washington and Lafayette.
This series of plates was produced in 1932 by Crown Ducal to commemorate the bicentenary of Washington! English potters were keen to supply the American markets with historical images of our victories, even when against the English themselves! The border is surrounded by lush roses and cartouches filled with the same.
Indented rim, Octagon shaped
Measures: appx 10.5"
Condition: One chip to the back, as shown in last photo. This does not show from the front/top of the plate. No other chips or cracks, some crazing commensurate with age
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Marked: Colonial Times by Crown Ducal England Pilgrim Exiles
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