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Object Name Plate
Date 1861 registry date
Description Ceramic ironstone (white earthenware) dinner plate. Circular, with molded scrolled leaf decoration and scalloped border around rim. Marks on reverse include an English registry mark for 1861, and "IRONSTONE / J. WEDGWOOD / CHINA." (The J. Wedgwood mark was used by John Wedge Wood, an English ceramic manufacturer unrelated to the more famous factory of Josiah Wedgwood.)
(Keywords: United States)
Acquisition Gift of Hervey L. Allen
Ownership and History According to Staten Island Historical Society records, this plate was used at a dinner on Staten Island for soldiers about to depart for the Civil War. (A related platter has catalog number F07.0171.) Mrs. Mary M. Johnson, the donor's mother-in-law, reportedly purchased dishes for the occasion at "Totten's store" in Tottenville. The dinner was held in an oak grove near Amboy Road just east of Seguine Avenue. George W. Curtis spoke at the event.
Earliest Date 1861
Latest Date 1865
Maker John Wedge Wood, Burslem & Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Military camps
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Associated People Johnson, Mary M.
Catalog Number F07.0172
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2013.
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