Published: May 24, 2021
MOUNT CRAWFORD, VA. – The Routson Americana Collection – of which Jeffrey S. Evans offered the first part on May 22 – got off to a smashing start and was led by a Staffordshire medallion portrait series transfer-printed ceramic platter that depicted a view of England’s Oatlands Park with portrait medallions of Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Governor DeWitt Clinton and George Washington. A private collector, bidding online, took it from its $5/8,000 estimate to $18,720. The platter had been published by the Transferware Collectors Club in Patriotic America: Blue Printed Pottery Celebrating A New Nation. The catalog notes that the platter’s specific order of portrait medallions combined with this particular view is thought to be unique, one of three with this view. A sale recap will follow in a future issue.
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