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CSS Alabama Davenport Dinnerware

Examples of white, circular Davenport plates from CSS Alabama with a blue, green, or brown decorative printed on each one.  One plate has a blue anchor in the center surrounded by a looped belt and a blue twisted rope design around the plate’s edge.  Another plate has two green anchors crossing each other surround by a looped belt in the center and a green twisted rope design around the edges.  The other plate has a brown anchor in the center of the plate with a brown twisted rope design around the plate’s edge.
Title: Davenport Dinnerware Set from CSS Alabama
Caption: Plates from the blue, green, and brown Davenport dinnerware sets from CSS Alabama
Description: Three sets of Davenport transfer-printed dishes produced in 1862 in Staffordshire, England were used by Alabama’s officers and crew. The blue set features a blue fouled anchor surrounded by a garter in the center of the dish and a twisted rope around the edge. The green set consists of two crossed anchors surrounded by a garter in the center and a twisted rope border around the vessel’s edge. The brown set consist of only one anchor in the center with a twisted rope border around the vessel’s edge. The three sets include dinner plates, side plates, bowls, and soup tureens.
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