1743 - 1795

Jamb Stove Plate

Date: ca. 1773 - 1775

This square five-plate jamb stove plate features a pastoral scene.  The German inscription is inspired by a Bible verse, and reads, "I hope for a better time, when all strife shall cease [and when] cows and bears will go with each other on the pasture [and] the wolves will dwell with the lambs."  Isaac Zane Jr. called himself “a Quaker for the times.”  He owned the iron works where this stove plate was made, was a member of the House of Burgesses, a district magistrate, and a colonel in the Shenandoah militia.  Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were his friends.

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Medium: Cast Iron

Inscriptions: Inscription in German; "I hope for a better time, when all strife shall cease [and when] cows and bears will go with each other on the pasture [and] the wolves will dwell with the lambs."

Dimensions: H: 20 3/4 x W: 22 1/2 x D: 3/4 in.

Accession: 2003.0005

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Stone & Metals

Tags: Cast Iron , Stove , Plate , German , Cows , Lambs

Purchased in 2003.