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America and Independence #07

Pattern Category: Heraldic and Commemorative

Series: America and Independence

Alternate Names: Three story mansion, small extension to left

Object Type: Wares for Coffee and Tea


  • Diameter: 4.5 inches


The series to which this cup plate belongs is also known as The States Series, as well as The States Border Series, due to the states' names in the border.    Lady Justice is on the left, holding up a portrait medallion of George Washington, and Lady Liberty is at right.  There is also a Masonic symbol.  Most pieces bear the impressed Clews mark on the reverse.

Recent discoveries and the research efforts of author and lecturer Dick Henrywood indicate that all of the center views in this series are British.  The source prints for these views have led to the specific identification of all the structures, save one.   This view is St. Woolston's, Kildare, and appears in an article by Dick Henrywood in Ceramics in America 2011, entitled "The States Border Series by Ralph & James Clews", as figure 13 on p. 108.