Wedgwood “The American Sailing Ship” plates, Rousseau. Wedgwood produced a series of 12 brown transfer earthenware plates on a white background in the 1950’s. Each plate features an engraved image by George C. Whales commemorating ships from the American colonial era up until 1900. The plates have a border showing the American Clipper ships in various Ports of Call around the world, with a description of the featured ship on the back. The ship featured on this plate was named “Rousseau” and was built in 1801 for the China trade by Nicholas Van Dusen for Stephen Girard of Philadelphia. Sold in 1832, the ship became a whaler until it was broken up in 1892. Made in England.
Diameter: 10 3/4″ (27 cm)
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