Maker Thomas Mayer, English, 1800 - 1855
Title
  • "Arms of Massachusetts" Fruit Dish
Date between 1826 and 1830
Medium white earthenware with blue transfer-printed decoration
Dimensions Overall: 3 × 10 3/8 × 7 3/4 inches (7.6 × 26.4 × 19.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Gustavus D. Pope
Accession Number 17.220
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, center: MASSACHUSETTS
Inscribed, on coat of arms: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
[translated: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.]
Mrs Gustavus D. Pope;
1917-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)