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Object Name: Plate
Date: 1815-1840
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 16.5 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Molded pearlware plate transfer-printed with dark blue image of the Aqueduct Bridge at Little Falls; plate has border of oak leaves and acorns with a stippled background; medallion of Thomas Jefferson at top; image of Columbia College at center of plate, and image of aqueduct bridge at Little Falls below.
Credit Line: The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection
Object Number: 1961.72
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Marks: printed: on adhesive label on underside of plate: "10" [collector's label] handwritten: on jelly label on underside of plate: "L[illeg]-3.25" [collector's label]

Gallery Label:

This plate is from Ralph Stevenson's medallion portrait series, which commemorates outstanding political figures, famous buildings, and the completion of the Erie Canal.

Provenance:

The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire