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Temple of Fame as Introduced in a Print to the Memory of Commodore Perry

Pattern Category: Heraldic and Commemorative

Series: Floral and Scroll Border

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 11.0 inches

Considered Rare


This platter is perhaps the rarest of the Stevenson American views in the Floral and Scoll border series. The title on the mark explains the memorial which, based upon Wall's signature underneath, may have come from William Guy Wall's sketches, though we have not been able to locate it or a later print of it.  On the top of the temple is a winged angel blowing a horn.  Midway down, is a soldier, and inside the temple a woman in a flowing dress.

Commodore Perry (Oliver Hazard 1785-1819) fought in the War of 1812 against England.  He earned the title Hero of Lake Erie for leading the American forces in a decisive victory at the Battle of Lake Erie.