STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC PLATTER, featuring the Arms of "DELAWARE", depicting a farmer lifting a ship with his left hand and a militiaman, each standing beside a shield featuring an ox to bottom and a wheat sheaf and corn to top, having "LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE" printed to ribbon below, vine and flower border decoration. Marks to underside include printed American eagle grasping ribbon with "E PLURIBUS UNUM", impressed eagle with "T MAYER STOKE STAFFORDSHIRE / WARRANTED", and old hand-brushed museum accession number "89.00158". Thomas Mayer, Stoke, England. 1826-1838. 17" x 13 1/8".
Literature: Parallels the Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List,
p. 182, #499; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #3863.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Pook & Pook, Inc., 1/15/2010, lot 174.
Ex-collection of a Pennsylvania Educational Institute.
Undamaged, except having light scattered scratches and glaze wear from use.