Liberty Queen's Ware Plate

Description (Brief)
Ivory-colored ceramic plate with the "Liberty" motif consisting of a center shield with the American Stars and Stripes surrounded by eleven Allied flags from World War I, including (from left to right) Cuba, Romania, Montenegro, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, France, Russia, Japan, Portugal, and Serbia. Lillian Gary Taylor designed and sold Liberty China and Queen's Ware to raise funds to support charitable relief organizations during WWI.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate
Object Type
plate
date made
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
commissioner
Taylor, Lillian Gary
maker
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
Physical Description
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 cm x 16.2 cm; 19/32 in x 6 3/8 in
overall: 9/16 in x 6 1/8 in; 1.42875 cm x 15.5575 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
ID Number
1980.0790.02
accession number
1980.0790
catalog number
1980.0790.02
subject
World War I
Women's History
Charity Organizations
coat-of-arms
Flags
Fund Raising
Liberty
Patriotic
Tea Drinking
Liberty China
Military
Domestic Furnishings
event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Liberty China
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Dr. Victor Polikoff and Mrs. Muriel Polikoff
depicted
Taylor, Lillian Gary. Liberty China and Queen’s Ware: Manufactured and Sold Solely for the Benefit of Various Allied War Charities
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