Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Denver Museum of Natural History Plate

I just had to rescue this plate from the 50c pile at Goodwill.  But I have not been able to find out much about it from the usually-helpful archives of Google. Maybe someone out there in internet land will know more?

My best guess is that it is from the 60s or so.  I am not sure when the museum name changed from "natural history" to "nature and science".

The back is marked "Fine Staffordshire Ware by E[?]ce National New York NY. Made in England. Underglaze detergent proof".

Edited to add: It had the name "Denver Museum of Natural History" from 1948 to 2000.

1 comment:

  1. Great snag, Emily.

    No doubt made for the gift shop, these blue plates are made by several potteries marked Staffordshire (England) and they were often imported by an American company. E? something, I'm not sure of.

    Plates such as these portraying historical or tourist destinations have been produced like this all the way back to the 1840's or so.

    Side note: This is an awesome museum, a real treat and excellent examples of Plains Indians as well as the flora and fauna of the plains and mountains.