Set of Twelve Luncheon plates by Wedgwood, depicting Stratford Hall, home to the Lee family of Virginia.
These plates feature a Patrician design with cream body, pink transfer image of Stratford Hall at center and beautifully embossed edges. These are luncheon plates which measure 9.25" across. Across the back, they are stamped Wedgwood Etruria England along with the distributor mark of Jones, McDuffie & Stratton stamp. They are also impressed "WEDGWOOD" and "MADE IN ENGLAND". They are also marked "Stratford Hall Westmoreland County, Virginia Birthplace of Richard Henry Lee. Signer of the Declaration of Independent, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Robert E. Lee." They also bear a facsimile Robert E Lee signature.
This set of 12 luncheon plates comes from the estate of an esteemed Virginia scholar. Exact age is unknown, but we believe 1950's. The distributor of this pattern was Jones, McDuffie & Stratton Co. of Boston. They once were the largest wholesaler and retailer of china and glassware in the United States. Their artists produced the commemorative artwork for pieces to be custom produced by Wedgwood in England. Stratford Hall was one of many historical landmarks and universities captured in Wedgwood's pink and blue transfer collections.
The Lee homeplace is located in Westmoreland County, Virginia, towering over the Potomac River from its famous cliffs. These cliffs have been referred to as Layer Cakes of Time, spanning a time period today estimated at 16 million years. Stratford was the home of four generations of the Lee family, including two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and it was the birthplace of Robert Edward Lee (1807–70).
This set of 12 plates were used for entertaining and each bears distinctive wear markings. Please contact us for further information.
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12 Wedgwood Stratford Hall Pink Transfer Ware 9-1/4" Luncheon Plates