Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Naval and Marine

Date: 1817-1820

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 7.50 in (19.05 cm)

Maker: Unknown

Description:

An earthenware plate printed in blue with a pattern named Frigate II.   An 8 inch plate with the same pattern is also included in this exhibit.  Frigates scouted for the fleet, went on commerce-raiding missions and patrols, conveyed messages and dignitaries, and filled in places in the line of battle if there was a shortage of battleships.

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