Purple Transferware Octagon Shape Plate Colonial Times - Speak For Yourself John - / American History / Historical Staffordshire
Brand Crown Ducal
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PURPLE TRANSFER WARE PLATE
Speak For Yourself John
For consideration is this highly collectible, historical Staffordshire octagon shaped plate depicting John Alden and Priscilla Mullins who is known to literary history as the unrequited love of the newly widowed Captain Miles Standish, the colony's military advisor, in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1858 poem The Courtship of Miles Standish. According to the poem, Standish asked his good friend John Alden to propose to Priscilla on his behalf, only to have Priscilla ask, “Why don’t you speak for yourself, John?”
The border is surrounded with several cartouches pertaining to significant times and/or peoples of the U.S. history....The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbour, an American Indian on horseback with bow and arrow, a Pilgrim couple watching the Mayflower return, and Pocohontas saving the life of John Smith.
Measures: appx 8"
Condition: No chips or cracks, crazing is present with some light browning
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