Liberty Queen's Ware Plate

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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
date made
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
commissioner
Taylor, Lillian Gary
maker
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
place made
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Physical Description
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9/16 in x 6 1/8 in; 1.42875 cm x 15.5575 cm
ID Number
1980.0790.02
accession number
1980.0790
catalog number
1980.0790.02
Credit Line
Dr. Victor Polikoff and Mrs. Muriel Polikoff
subject
World War I
Women's History
Charity Organizations
coat-of-arms
Flags
Fund Raising
Liberty
Patriotic
Tea Drinking
related event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
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Liberty China
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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