|Object Name||Plate, Commemorative|
|Collection||Oklahoma Centennial Commission|
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.
|Material||Ceramic clay, glaze|
|Provenance||John Frank established Frank Potteries, Oklahoma's first commercial pottery, in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1933 during the Great Depression|
|Category||Historical General Collections|