Plate Decorated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois

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Description
Made in 1841, this plate commemorates the construction of a temple built in Nauvoo, Illinois by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The temple design was based on visions experienced by church leader, Joseph Smith. The names on the rim of the plate are members of the church’s governing body, known as the Twelve Apostles, who served during the construction of the Nauvoo Temple.
maker
Twigg, Joseph
place made
United Kingdom: England, Yorkshire
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
monochrome, blue (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic (overall material)
transfer printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
ID Number
CE.62.1017
catalog number
62.1017
accession number
171126
Credit Line
Ellouise Baker Larsen Collection of American Historical Staffordshire China
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Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History