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Statue of Liberty:
Bedloe's Island, New York

Scenes, Themes, & Vignettes:
  • The Statue of Liberty
  • The Torch
  • The Broken Shackle
  • The Tablet
The back of the dish is inscribed in brown underglaze:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
with conquering limbs astride from land to land
herat our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
mother of exiles, from her beacon-hand
glows world-wide welcome; her mild eye command
the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!"
cries she
with silent lips.  "Give me your tired, your
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
This tablet, with her sonnet to the Bartholdi Statue
of Liberty engraved upon it, is placed upon these walls
in loving memory of
Emma Lazarus
Born in New York City, July 22nd, 1849
Died November 19th, 1887.

Made Expressly
James Hill
Bedloe's Island, N.Y.
Vernon Kilns


Signature:  Paul L. Davidson