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    George Washington: Herculaneum-Style Plaque. We have seen ceramic wall plaques for Washington, Franklin and Jefferson that were produced at the Herculaneum factories in England in the early 1800s. This 5 3/8" x 5 7/8" plaque or wall hanging is reminiscent of those examples. It shows "Washington His Country's Father". The transfer is the same as those seen on similar pieces produced for Lafayette's 1824-1825 U.S. tour. Accordingly, we'd date this to the same time frame. It is undoubtedly quite rare and we have never seen another.

    Additional research discloses that this plaque does not date from the 1824-25 period. Along with a copy of the original small pitcher bearing portraits of Lafayette and Washington, it was apparently produced in the late 19th century.


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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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