This plate in one of the series Wedgwood created featuring the campuses of American universities. It has attractive scalloped edges. The 10-1/4" plate shows a view of the Chimes Tower, with the University of Washington seal. The Chimes Tower burned down in 1949. This is the plate of the UW series which is most difficult to find.
This large 10-1/4" plate is in excellent condition. There are no cracks, chips, utensil marks or crazing. It rings when tapped (as well as earthenware ever rings).
The back is marked: Chimes Tower, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. It has the Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston, Made in England mark, and is also impressed Wedgwood. The date mark for 1952 is impressed. The Boston distributor of Jones, McDuffee & Stratton Co. has their mark on the back.
This piece is a consignment. I will take any reasonable offers to the owner.
I also have a companion plate available in my shop. It shows the University of Washington's "Denny Hall".
Item ID: 2130