Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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soup plate
  • James & Ralph Clews
    active 1813–1834
  • soup plate, 1819–1834
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • transferware, earthenware
  • Object Diameter: 26 cm
    Object Diameter: 10 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, C1
  • 1928.2100
Label Text

"States Design" series of Staffordshire dark blue transfer printed soup plate. The names of states are written on banners around the border. There is a blind-folded figure standing on left holding a portrait of a man (George Washington). In the center is a scene with figures fishing in the foreground and a house in the background.