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Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Maker:Made by Unknown
After a work by:After a drawing by F. W. D.
Mechanically-molded ironstone with underglaze black decoration
Primary Dimensions (diameter): 9 1/4in. (23.5cm)
Credit Line: The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund
Description: Round, cream-colored ironstone plate with a black transfer-printed underglaze pattern and border. The circular pattern in the center of the plate is titled, "The Charter Oak and the Wyllys Mansion at Hartford" on the bottom. The pattern shows a substantial leafless tree behind an iron fence on the lawn of a two-story, wood dwelling. A man and a woman in nineteenth-century clothing are standing on the street in the foreground, where there is also a gentleman in a top hat riding a horse. The pattern is surrounded at the rim by a black printed border. The border consists of a dense vine of grapes and grape leaves with a ribbon, or banner, wrapped around the vine. The names of Connecticut towns are written on the banner that circles the vine on the border. These are, "ASHFORD/ STONINGTON/ GROTON/ PRESTON/ VOLUNTOWN/ PLAINFIELD/ KILLINGLY/ NEW LONDON/ NORWICH/ CANTERBURY/ POMFRET/ WINDHAM". There is crazing on all the surfaces of the plate.
Historical Note: G. Fox and Company, of Hartford, Connecticut, sold this series of plates (2000.73.1-.4) to commemmorate the Connecticut Tercentenary, 1635-1935.
Object Number: 2000.73.1
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