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Catalog Number 2008.112.042.1-.2
Object Name Plate, Commemorative
Collection Oklahoma Centennial Commission
Date 2007
Description Terra cotta with dark blue glaze, around edge in raised relief is a row of five-pointed stars, in center also in relief is the Osage shield peace symbol with eagle, pipe and olive branch. Inscribed on reverse: "The Oklahoma Plate / commemorates the / history and diversity of Oklahoma. The design is an Osage Shield, / peace pipe and olive branch, / representing peace. / The feathers represent tribes of Oklahoma. / The Morning Star reflects back to the / first Oklahoma flag. / The Eagle represents the United States with Stars for the 77 counties of Oklahoma. / The Scissortail Flycatchers echo / the cycle of life and the seasons." Signed by: Harvey P. Pratt / 2007. Oval tan sticker with black printed letters: Frankoma Pottery / Each Unique Piece is Hand Crafted In Sapulpa / from Remarkable Oklahoma Clay / Dishwasher Safe / Oven Proof / Microwaveable.
.2) In black capital letters: "CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY / LIMITED EDITION / OKLAHOMA COMMEMORATIVE PLATE" at top of certificate. "The Oklahoma Commemorative Plate represents the history of Oklahoma, the diverse heritage / of the people and cast from the Red Earth of Oklahoma. The design by Harvey Pratt is an Osage / Tribal Shield over laid with a Native American Peace Pipe and Olive Branch representing Peace / among all People. Attached to the Osage Shield are seven Eagle Feathers representing the Native / American Tribes of Oklahoma. The Osage Shield is resting on a large Cheyenne Morning Star / and an American Eagle sits on the Shield representing the United States of America. Encircling / the Design are seventy-seven five pointed Stars that represent the Counties of Oklahoma. The / four Scissor Tail Flycatchers in flight reflect the Cycle of Life and Seasons of the Year." The certificate is signed by Harvey Pratt, Cheyenne Chief and Virginia Corff-Griffin, Brightside Trading. A gold seal is attached to the lower left and the Oklahoma Centennial logo is on the lower right.
Dimensions Dia-10.625 inches
Material Ceramic clay, glaze
Provenance John Frank established Frank Potteries, Oklahoma's first commercial pottery, in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1933 during the Great Depression
People Frank, John
Search Terms Frankoma
Category Historical General Collections