Staffordshire Pottery | Plate | The Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden New York 16 August 1824
Staffordshire Pottery | Plate | The Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden New York 16 August 1824
Staffordshire Pottery | Plate | The Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden New York 16 August 1824
Staffordshire Pottery | Plate | The Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden New York 16 August 1824

JAMES AND RALPH CLEWS STAFFORDSHIRE - MANUFACTURER OF EARTHENWARES AT COBRIDGE (1818-1834)

Staffordshire Pottery | Plate | The Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden New York 16 August 1824

1824 to 1825 England

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General Lafayette's arrival at New York on 16 August 1824 remains one of the key events in the early history of the United States. A career soldier,Lafayette spent time in the defence of the American colonies and later under arrest in Austria.

Lafayette's voyage to America was made at the age of sixty-seven,having been away from the United States for nearly fifty years. His journey,of which the arrival this plate commemorates as a very early 'souvenir' piece,took in each of the (then) twenty-four States, the guest of two presidents,commemorating three anniversaries of the Revolutionary War, and feted wherever he went.

The printed transfer on the Clews plate depicts the arrival of the 'Cadmus, an American merchantman sailing vessel put at Lafayette's disposal after refusal of President Monroe's offer of a ship. The 'Cadmus' berthed aside Staten Island.
Very good condition,just a very minor chip to the foot of the plate.The quality of the transfer is very good.
A Walker Camell The Blue-China Book (Dover 1971)
Dimensions
Height 1.70 cm (0.67 inches)
Diameter 19.50 (7.68 inches)
Medium
Transfer onto Earthenware
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Incised mark for R & J Clews
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