Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Animals

Date: 1840-1860

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 9.00 in (22.86 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Maker's Mark:

Printed

Description:

An indented earthenware plate printed in pink and black with a pattern of birds and flowers named Cornelian and a ribbon border. Cornelian (also spelled carnelian) is a reddish-brown mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. It is also a cherry dogwood tree. The leaves and flowers of the Cornelian Cherry Dogwood are very similar to those in the pattern, so the title probably refers to the tree.

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