DR. SYNTAX PLATE, ABOUT 1821-1835
Like many English ceramic factories, James and Ralph Clews exported their wares to the United States. Popular motifs of the day included the
Dr. Syntax series. Syntax’s second sequel, “Dr. Syntax in Search of a Wife” (1821), was the source of this scene, with the bachelor minister dandling a parishioner’s baby on his knee.
James and Ralph Clews, Cobridge, Staffordshire, England
Pearlware with transfer printed decoration
Gift of Catherine Scott Hills, 6987