This cup is done in a nice red transfer that honors Jefferson Davis and The Confederate States by the William Adams and imported by Jonroth Company. The Adams factory is one that Jonroth was associated with for over 60 years. JONROTH are prolific importers of Stoke-on-Trent pottery into the USA, specializing in blue and pink historical or souvenir designs on the traditional blue (and pink) Staffordshire prints. The Great Seal of the Confederate States was the official seal of the government of the Confederate States of America, which consisted of eleven states that voted to secede from the United States, leading to the American Civil War.The seal prominently features George Washington on horseback, in the same position as a statue of him in Richmond, Virginia. Washington is surrounded with a wreath, which is made of some of the main agricultural products of the Confederate States: wheat, corn, tobacco, cotton, rice and sugar caneThe margin of the seal features the words "The Confederate States of America: 22 February 1862" and the national motto, Deo Vindice ("Under God"). The date on the seal represents when Jefferson Davis was inaugurated after the only Confederate general election, and is also Washington's birthday.The design of the seal was finalized on April 30, 1863. The other side of the cup depicts the Beauvoir House Jefferson Davis Shrine which was ddedicated to preserving the legacy of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and the Southern soldier. In 1877, Jefferson Davis was looking for a quiet retreat to write his books and papers. He rented this house form an elderly lady who later passed and left it to him. It has passed through many hands but the last stipulation was that it would be made into a shrine in honor of Jefferson Davis. Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage to the original home but it was restored to the actual period of when he lived there. This piece has not chips or cracks. IT IS RARE TO FIND ANTIQUE EARTHENWARE IN "LIKE NEW" CONDITION BECAUSE OF WEAR FROM USE AND AGE. TINY GLAZE FLAKES AND CRAZING IS NORMAL AND ADDS CHARACTER TO EACH PIECE.
Measures: Cup: 3 3/8" w with handle x 2 1/4" H saucer: 5" W
Backstamp: Old English Staffordshire Ware Jonroth symbol made by Adams England Established 1657 IMPORTED FOR THE JEFFERSON DAVIS SHRINE BILOXI, MISS.
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