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Object Name Saucer
Catalog Number 1939.663.8
Maker Wedgwood
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Porcelain
Dimensions H-6 W-6 D-0.875 Dia-6 inches
Description This saucer is a piece of Wedgwood transferware with a cream ground, raised floral border around the rim, and red transfer-printed design of Virginia’s Stratford Hall in the center. This saucer has an embossed floral pattern and scroll work on the plate rim. The inscription on the back reads, "STRATFORD HALL. / WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA. / BIRTHPLACE OF / R.E. LEE." The maker's mark in the lower right reads, "WEDGEWOOD / ETRURIA. / ENGLAND." The importer's stamp is in the lower right: "SOLE IMPORTERS / JONES, MCDUFFEE,&STRATTON CO. / BOSTON."
Notes Jones, McDuffee and Stratton Co. formed from another company in 1871 and used that name until 1960. Wedgwood started producing historical American china - scenes, events, personalities, buildings, monuments, educational institutions, civic and national landmarks, and ships for which they are well known about 1900. Some designed were exclusively for Jones, McDuffee and Stratton Co.
Collection Mrs. John Woodbury Collection
People Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Subjects TablewareCeramics
Table settings & decorations
Search Terms Tea set
Stratford Hall (Va.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS