Alfred Meakin (Tunstall) Ltd, 1875-1976
Decorative Plate, circa 1950
Robert and Sue Frost Collection, JJA.1999.152
This is an antique white china plate with a raised floral pattern, slight scalloped edges, and color image of John James Audubon’s plate 168, the Fork-tailed Flycatcher. The manufacturer’s mark on the back reads: “Plate #367 / Muscivora Tryannus / Reproduced / from the Elephant / Folio Edition of Audubon’s / Birds of / America / Endorsed / by National Audubon Society / Fork-tailed Flycatcher / Alfred Meakin / England.”
Robert and Sue Frost purchased a set of Audubon teacups, saucers, and plates from the Audubon Museum gift store in the 1950s. This plate is included in that set.
Where can you view this object? As of the writing of this post, the plate is held in storage at the Audubon Museum.
Questions? Contact museum curator Heidi Taylor-Caudill at 502-782-9716 or [email protected].