Purple Aubergine Transferware Octagon Shaped Plate Washington Bicentenary John Adams Proposing Washington as Commander in Chief

$54.99

Brand Crown Ducal

 Crown Ducal Colonial Times

PURPLE / Lavender TRANSFER WARE PLATE

Washington Proposed as Commander in Chief of Army
Circa 1932

For consideration is this highly collectible, historical Staffordshire plate depicting John Adams proposing to Congress on June 10, 1775 that Washington be Commander in Chief of the American Army.  The border is surrounded by lush roses and cartouches filled with the same.

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

See this pattern in a tablescape and learn more about it at:

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2011/11/amber-and-aubergine-thanksgiving-table.html

and

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2011/06/midnight-ride-of-paul-revere-tablescape.html


Marked: Colonial Times by Crown Ducal England Pilgrim Exiles

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