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"Western Star" Plate, mid-19th century

This is a Plate. It was manufactured by William Ridgway (& Co.). It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is earthenware, transfer-printed decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Paul F. Walter. It is credited Gift of Paul F. Walter.

Its dimensions are

2.5 h. x 24 diameter cm (1 x 9 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

printed on underside:classical urn, beehive, flowers and foliage atop base with "Western Star" printed across front; "WR" over floral swags printed beneath.

Cite this object as

"Western Star" Plate, mid-19th century; Manufactured by William Ridgway (& Co.) (United Kingdom); England; earthenware, transfer-printed decoration; 2.5 h. x 24 diameter cm (1 x 9 7/16 in. ); Gift of Paul F. Walter; 2001-25-5

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