This 7” plate in the popular Staffordshire pattern is produced in the same factories in Staffordshire, England that supplied Mount Vernon in the 1930's and is made exclusively for Mount Vernon. The plate has an image of Mount Vernon in the traditional blue and white Staffordshire design. John H. Roth & Company has been supplying Mount Vernon with Staffordshire souvenir ceramics for over half of a century. Today they produce wares in porcelain, but they still retain the elaborate and brilliant designs that have been enjoyed for generations.
Staffordshire pottery was an immediate success when brought to America in the 18th century. This type of earthenware was inexpensive, fashionable and distinguished by colorful transfer-printed designs. Its popularity continued throughout the 19th and 20th centuries with many designs featuring George Washington and Mount Vernon.