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America and Independence #14

Shown below is a view of the bowl's interior.  The pattern printed on it is titled Mansion, with deer on lawn, which is found in this exhibit with the name America and Independence #2.

Pattern Category: Heraldic and Commemorative

Series: America and Independence

Alternate Names: Mansion, with circular drive

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 13.5 inches


The series to which this bowl belongs is also known as The States Series, as well as The States Border Series, due to the states' names in the border.  This form is quite unusual and the earthenware bodies of these large bowls (commonly known as potato bowls by American collectors)  are usually heavier and thicker than other serving pieces,  it is thought to accommodate the weight of the vegetable.  This view is on the exterior of the bowl; the interior shows #02 in the series, Building wih Deer on Lawn.

Recent discoveries and the research efforts of author and lecturer Dick Henrywood indicate that the center views in this series are all British.  The source prints of these views have led to the specific identification of all the structures, save one.  This view is Coghill Hall, Yorkshire, and appears in an article by Dick Henrywood in Ceramics in America 2011, entitled "The States Border Series by Ralph & James Clews", as figure 8 on p. 106.