Pair of Antique Flow Blue “Chain of States” Plates

$90

Pair of antique flow blue “Chain of States” plates.  Circa 1900.  The Chain of States pattern is also known as the “Martha Washington” pattern.  This pair of plates was made by an unknown Staffordshire (England) potter for the Cushman Furniture Company (Attleboro, Massachusets), most likely as a promotional giveaway.  The pattern is modeled after the original polychrome china given to Martha Washington in 1796.  In the centre are the initials M.W. and the Latin motto “Decus et Tutamen ab Illo” (Glory and the Defence of it).  Around the scalloped border is a chain of the names of fifteen early states. Sold as a pair.

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Pair of antique flow blue “Chain of States” plates.  Circa 1900.  The Chain of States pattern is also known as the “Martha Washington” pattern.  This pair of plates was made by an unknown Staffordshire (England) potter for the Cushman Furniture Company (Attleboro, Massachusets), most likely as a promotional giveaway.  The pattern is modeled after the original polychrome china given to Martha Washington in 1796.  In the centre are the initials M.W. and the Latin motto “Decus et Tutamen ab Illo” (Glory and the Defence of it).  Around the scalloped border is a chain of the names of fifteen early states. Sold as a pair.

Dimensions
The plates are 9 inches (23 cm) in diameter.

Condition
Given their age, the plates are in good to excellent condition:  one plate has a minor chip on the underside (see photo) but otherwise there are no issues.

Delivery or Pick-up
Please note that delivery, delivery insurance and duty, if applicable, are not included in the above price. Our checkout page will calculate the cost of Canada Post delivery based on your postal/zip code and/or location. We ship worldwide. You also have the option of picking up the item in Newburgh, Kingston or Napanee, Ontario, Canada. Sorry no refunds available once purchased. For more information feel free to contact us at: info@rogueshollowantiques.com

Additional information

Weight1.3125 lbs
Dimensions12 × 9 × 12.5 in

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