"Landing of Gen. La Fayette at Castle Garden" Staffordshire Transferware Vegetab
Staffordshire transferware vegetable dish by Ralph & James Clews, circa 1825.
Dimensions: Approximately 9 ⅜” x 7” x 2”.
The border is decorated with a design of alternating leaves and flowers.
The central scene is of New York Harbor with Castle Garden on the right. On the left of Castle Garden are the ships the Robert Fulton and the Chancellor Livingston. The foreground depicts the muzzle blasts from saluting cannons.
The sides are similarly decorated.
The reverse bears the impressed Clews mark.
The design is based upon a print "Landing of Gen. La Fayette at Castle Garden, New York 16th August 1824" by Samuel Maverick.
In 1824-1825, at the invitation of President James Monroe, La Fayette toured the United States as “The Nation’s Guest”, visiting all twenty-four states in thirteen months.
The arrival of La Fayette, August 16, 1824, at Castle Garden, New York City, was the cause for a huge celebration, sparking the manufacture of all kinds of commemorative souvenirs: dinner sets, watch ribbons, belt buckles, and even ladies’ gloves with buttons that bore his portrait.
“Historical Staffordshire An Illustrated Check-List” by David & Linda Arman.
“Anglo-American China, Part I” by Laidacker.
“American Historical Views on Staffordshire China” by Larsen.
“Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots and Views” by Snyder.
Condition: Minor staining on the reverse, otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.