Handle to left: Inscribed, in plate, upper left to right: Success to AMERICA whose MILITIA is better than Standing ARMIES [curved around top of oval]; inscribed, in plate, upper center: E PLURIBUS UNUM [on Great Seal design on flag]; inscribed, in plate, lower left to right: May its Citizens Emulate Soldiers And its Soldiers HEROES [curved around bottom of oval]; inscribed, in plate, lower left to right: While Justice is the Throne to which we'are bound to bend [curved around bottom of oval, outside decoration]
Under spout: Inscribed, in plate, upper center: EPLURIBUS UNUM [in banner of Great Seal design]; inscribed, in plate, upper to lower left to right: Peace. Commerce, and honest Friendship.with all Nations_Entangling Alliances with none_JEFFERSON [curves around in oval around seal motif]; inscribed, in plate, lower center: Anno Domini 1802
Handle to right: Inscribed, in plate, center to upper left to right: The Memory of WASHINGTON and the Proscribed PATRIOTS of AMERICA [curved around top of oval]; inscribed, in plate, upper center: GW [in script] / SACRED to the memory / of G. WASHINGTON / who emancipated Amer / -ica from Slavery and / founded a REPUBLIC / upon such just and eq- / uitable principles that / it will serve as a model / [illegible]; inscribed, in plate, lower left: S [sun with face] A; inscribed, in plate, lower right: J [sun with face] H; inscribed, in plate, lower left to right: Liberty. Virtue. Peace. Justice and Equity to ALL Mankind [curved around bottom of oval]; inscribed, in plate, lower left to right: Columbias Sons inspir'd by Freedoms Flame
HIST 27, WGST 23, Gender and Power in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Leslie Butler, Spring 2012
HIST 9.1, Empires and Colonies in North America, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2014
WRIT 5, America's Founding Fathers: Why They Still Matter, Marlene Heck, Winter 2015
ANTH 12.13, Moving House in Prehistory, Benjamin Valentine, Spring 2015
HIST 9.01, America: From Invasion to Independence, Paul Musselwhite, Fall 2019
John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 64, ill. fig. 9.5.
Descended for many generations (possibly from its era) in a Dedham, Massachusetts, family; antique shop in Boston region (co-owner had inherited it); sold to Art and Kathy Green (dealers), Newton Centre, Massachusetts, 2008; sold to present collection, 2009.
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