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Commemorative Plate
1947
Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Maker:Made by Unknown
Transfer-printed whiteware
Primary Dimensions (height x diameter): 11/16 x 10 7/8in. (1.7 x 27.6cm)
Credit Line: The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund
Description: Large, round, whiteware plate with designs showing various scenes in and around Hartford, Connecticut. The central, circular design on the plate is titled, "State Capitol/ Hartford/ Connecticut". It shows a large, Gothic-inspired building with an irregular roofline and circular domed tower. This central pattern is surrounded by a border at the rim that contains six titled designs. The first shows a long, low building with a large square tower, titled, "TRINITY COLLEGE CHAPEL HARTFORD". The next is a large, multi-story rectangular building with a tower projecting from a taller portion of the structure, titled, "TRAVELER'S/ HARTFORD". The next shows a two-story building with a projecting portico and a spire above, titled, "OLD CHURCH GUILFORD". Next is an image of a Federal-style building with arched first floor windows and doors and a cupula above, titled, "OLD STATE HOUSE HARTFORD". The next design is of a five-story building with a tower, titled, "AETNA LIFE HARTFORD". Finally, the last image shows a three-story building with a projecting porch and a tower above, titled, "U. OF CONN. STORRS". Each of the designs is separated by a small seal with three grapevines similar to the Connecticut State Seal or a cluster of flowers. The oval seal contains the words, "SIGILLUM REPUBLICAE CONNECTICUTENSIS".
Object Number: 2007.34.1
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