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Wall Plate - Botany Bay 1770, Adams China, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: HT 21483

Summary:
Adams china wall plate featuring an artist's impression of Botany Bay 1770, created by Adams China, Staffordshire, England circa 1930.
Description:
Ceramic glazed plate, transfer printed, depicting an image of Captain Cook at Botany Bay "Proclaiming New South Wales a British Possession" and raising a flag. The detailed image includes two scribes in the foreground, various British officers and troops arranged behind Captain Cook, a small camp site to the left, an assembed military band to the right. A tall ship can be seen sailing on Botany Bay in the distance beneath a raised Union Jack flag. The plate has a detailed decorative rim featuring a transfer printed pattern of dolphins, cornucopia and Grecian urns, with a hand painted green border.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 34 mm (Height), 280 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: celebrations, australian exploration, commemorations
Themes this item is part of: Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779), Public Life & Institutions Collection, The Berry Family Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front, transfer printed, black text: 'CAPTAIN COOK PROCLAIMING NEW SOUTH WALES A BRITISH POSSESSION / BOTANY BAY 1770".
Reverse: Maker's mark, transfer printed: "ESTD. 1657 / ADAMS ENGLAND".
Handpainted, green: "2"
Maker: Adams China, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1930
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook, 1770

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