Seven (7) Historical Staffordshire plates and bowls. Subjects include Abolition, States and Washington, Lafayette, Victory of MacDonnaugh, and views of Conway, New Hampshire, New York, and Montmorenci. 1st item: Rare plate commemorating the death of Elijah P. Lovejoy, a journalist and abolitionist, at the hands of a pro slavery mob. The scalloped rim is decorated with multiple vignettes, including one at top depicting a slave kneeling before figural "Blind Justice." Center of plate contains text from the U.S. Constitution. No maker's mark. 2nd item: Wood & Sons Soup bowl with view of Montmorency Falls, stamped "Fall of Montmorenci" en verso. 3rd item: A Clews Historical States plate with scalloped rim, decorated with 15 state names encircling a vignette with bust of Washington. Impressed Clews mark en verso. 4th item: Wood & Sons Victory of MacDonnaugh plate with maker's mark impressed en verso. 5th-6th items: Clews plate and soup bowl, both depicting Lafayette's landing at Castle Garden In N.Y., August 16, 1824. Maker's marks impressed en verso, additional "J. Greenfield's China Store" stamp to back of soup bowl. 7th item: Red and white Staffordshire plate with impressed border and scalloped rim, "View of Conway N. Hampshire U.S." stamped en verso. All ranging in size from 6 1/2" dia. to 10" dia. All items early to mid 19th century. CONDITION: All with minor surface wear and crazing, scattered chips, largest 3/4" L. 1st item: repair from previous breakage, 7 1/2" L. 4th item: Two hairlines. Longest 2 1/2"L, visible from either side. 5th-6th items: Hairline en verso on soup bowl (6" L).
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