This lovely blue and white historical souvenir plate, circa 1970, was made by British Anchor Pottery for the series Ye Olde Historical Pottery in Staffordshire, England. These plates are so wonderful because of the color and detail. The wide edge has apples, grapes and pineapples and peonies and another small flower that looks a little like an anemone. Decorative edge on the outside edge of the plate and on the inside edge of the border design. The central motif is a church and elm tree and is entitled "Elm at Cambridge, Mass. Where Washington Took Command Of American Army". On the back the mark on the top banner denotes it as part of the Ye Olde Historical Pottery series and below that supplied by British Anchor Pottery, Staffordshire, England. On the lower banner or scroll it says "THE ELM AT CAMBRIDGE, MASS. WHERE WASHINGTON TOOK COMMAND OF AMERICAN ARMY JULY 3RD, 1775. The plate measures 10" across; there are no cracks, chips or repairs. inches in diameter.
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