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Buffalo Pottery blue and white transfer ware platter, titled “Doctor Syntax advertisement for a wife”. Buffalo Pottery, Buffalo, New York, circa 1909.
14 1/8” (36cm) by 11” (28cm), 1 1/2” (4cm) deep.
Doctor Syntax was created by the artist Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) and writer William Combe (1742-1823), appearing in The Poetical Magazine in 1809. The caricature was very popular and first published in book form in 1812. The books continued to be printed into the 20th century.