Plates from the blue, green, and brown Davenport dinnerware sets from CSS Alabama
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.