June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC PLATTER, featuring the Arms of "PENNSYLVANIA", depicting a shield crested by an American eagle, flanked by horses, and adorned with state symbols including a ship, a plough, and three golden sheaves of wheat, having a ribbon below with printed "VIRTUE, LIBERTY, & INDEPENDENCE", and vine and flower border decoration. Marks to underside include printed American eagle grasping ribbon with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and impressed "20".

Condition: Excellent visual condition, having some professional restoration to rim and light scattered scratches from use. Manufacturing flaws, including glaze imperfections to underside, as made.

Circa : 1826-1838.

Item Dimensions: 20 3/4" x 16".

Provenance : From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Freeman's, 11/12/2019, lot 157.
Ex-collection of Dr. Luther W. Brady.
William R. and Teresa F. Kurau, Lampeter, PA.
Collector's Sales & Service, 11/6/1993, lot 3.
Ex-collection of Paul Richards.

Estimate : 8000 - 12000

Attribution : Thomas Mayer, Stoke, England.

Catalog Note : Literature: The Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List, p. 184, #506; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #3759.
Catalogue Note: The Transferware Collector's Club states that the Pennsylvania Arms is currently the "rarest of all in this series, and perhaps rarest of all historical Staffordshire pieces. Only a handful of platters with this pattern are known to exist, mostly in museums."
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $14,280.00
Estimate: $8,000.00 - $12,000.00
Number Bids:4