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Plate

Maker:
Samuel Troxel (1803–1870)
Date:
1846
Geography:
Made in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Earthenware; Redware with sgrafitto decoration
Dimensions:
Diam. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1933
Accession Number:
34.100.126
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
The eagle under a political banner was a common motif for Troxel, who designed a number of plates commemorating electoral victories, including this one for James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States (1845–49).
Inscription: inscribed in German around rim: In der Schissel auf dem Tisch, Lustig wer noch ledig ist [In the dish on the table, Merry is he who's unmarried and able]; inscribed in English around rim: SAMUEL TROXEL POTTER. 1846; inscribed within two semi-circular bands in center: LIBERTY Fr. POLK; inscribed below eagle: F. G. B.
Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, New York
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