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Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth #1

Pattern Category: Events

Alternate Names: Landing of the Fathers at Plymouth. Dec. 22, 1620

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 9.875 inches


The pattern on this plate was intended to boost good trade with and bolster the pride of Americans in their new country. The design encompasses 179 years of American history and was produced on various items of tableware. It can be seen on a plate (like the one shown) and on a large pitcher . The pitcher has a very different border and the configuration of the scene is also different. While not immediately obvious, the engravers here have included eagles --a prime symbol of the American Federal period -- in this border dominated by scrolls, and four medallions with ships and inscriptions.