American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
November 7, 2010 11:00 AM
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2524BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 07, 2010 11:00AM
Historical Blue Transfer-decorated Platter, James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, England, 1819-36, the oblong "States Design" platter depicting "AMERICA AND INDEPENDENCE"; a central "English Castle" design flanked by the figure of Justice holding a medallion portrait of George Washington and the goddess Liberty holding a liberty pole topped with the liberty cap, the border made up of fifteen banners bearing states' names, impressed round crown mark, lg. 12 3/4, wd. 10 1/2 in.