State Seal of Maryland

Manufacturer: Greenwood Pottery
Pattern: State Seal of Maryland
Date: 1886 - 1910
Notes: Unusual oyster plate with the shield of the State of Maryland in the center. The banner contains the Italian motto reading Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine which translates to either Manly Deeds, Womanly Words or Strong Deeds, Gentle Words as well as several other translations. The shield includes the coat of arms of the Lords Baltimore (Calvert family).

For additional info:
http://www.netstate.com/states/mottoes/md_motto.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Maryland

White body with coin gold rim and center shield. Typical oyster plate design with shell-like depressions to hold oysters on the half shell.






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