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Plate

Date:
ca. 1837–ca. 1840
Geography:
Made in Staffordshire, England
Culture:
British (American market)
Medium:
Earthenware, transfer-printed
Dimensions:
Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Abraham Lansing, 1910
Accession Number:
10.57.34
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: printed in blue on the face: The TYRANTS Foe / THE PEO[P]LES FRIEND [in cartouche on rim] / WE HOLD / THAT ALL MEN / ARE CREATED / EQUAL. / OF ONE BLOOD ARE ALL NATIONS OF MEN. [in cartouche on rim] / CONGRESS / SHALL MAKE NO LAW / RESPECTING / AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION; / OR PROHIBITING / THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF: / OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH / OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABL[Y] / TO ASSEMBLE; / AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT / FOR A REDRESS OF / GRIEVANCES. / CONSTITUTION / U.S. [in center of the face]
Mrs. Abraham Lansing, Albany, New York, until 1910
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