Similar items over time

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

Adams china wall plate featuring an artist's impression of Botany Bay 1770, created by Adams China, Staffordshire, England circa 1930.
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)

More information

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

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Similar items

Yes No