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American Decorative Arts

Plate

ca. 1750

Tin-glazed earthenware

13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.1848
Geography: 
Made in Liverpool, England
or made in London, England
Culture: 
British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Purchased in Lebanon, Conn., by Irving W. Lyon (1849–1896), Hartford, Conn., around 1877 [note 1]; bequeathed to Irving P. Lyon (1870–1944), Buffalo, N.Y., 1896; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 1929; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1931

Note 1: Lyon purchased the plate from an unnamed Black woman who claimed it descended in the Trumbull Family and that Governor Joseph Trumbull (1782–1861) gave it to her (Lyon card #363, curatorial files).

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