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Cadmus #1 - Wood

Pattern Category: Naval and Marine

Series: Trefoil Border

Object Type: Wares for Coffee and Tea


  • Diameter: 3.375 inches


This cup plate shows, reputedly, the ship Cadmus.  The Cadmus was the boat which brought La Fayette back to America in 1824, sailing into NY Harbor (Landing of La Fayette, etc). There are two other views of this ship -- one on an Enoch Wood irregular shell border plate and one from the Diorama series by an unknown maker. There is also a shell border cup plate version. (See all in this exhibit).   Often a parenthetical (so called) is added to the listing since it is not known for sure if the boat pictured is actually the Cadmus. The boat also appears in the Clews view of Landing of La Fayette at Castle Garden.