Dedham Historical Society


August 15th, 2011 4 Comments

The Dedham Historical Society is accepting orders for its two 2011 Dedham Pottery plate designs: a special 375th Town of Dedham anniversary commemorative plate with the Avery Oak as the major design feature and a Wild Rose design for the 2011 Annual Plate.

The commemorative plate design, created specifically for the town’s 375th anniversary in 2011, is based on a photograph in the Dedham Historical Society collection. Each plate has the Dedham 375th anniversary logo on the reverse and the production is limited to 375 plates. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this plate supports the Dedham 375th Celebration.

The Wild Rose design is an exceeding rare and artistically attractive design. It is one of several variations on the Wild Rose pattern produced by Dedham Pottery. The “Wild Rose” is a design name that is not mentioned in any known catalogues or price lists of the pottery. Thus, this unlisted design is one of the rarest patterns, having seemingly been produced in very low quantities. Researchers have sometimes used the term “Five Petal Flower” to refer to what seems like a variation of this same pattern. A limited edition of 300 plates will be produced. An example of the design now being reproduced may be seen on an original piece at the Dedham Historical Society.

Please contact the Dedham Historical Society for pricing information. Plates are produced as orders are received and usually take 4 weeks for delivery.

For more information contact the Dedham Historical Society at 781-326-1385 or

4 Responses

    Michael J Nee III says:


    I’d like to purchase 1 Avery Oak 375th commemorative plate.
    Please send info and advise how to do so.

    Thank You!

    DHS says:

    Hi Michael; To order the plate please send a check for $110 (plus $6.87 sales tax if you are a Massachuasetts resident) and $10 for shipping. With your check please be sure to inlcude a shipping address and phone number incase we need to contact you. The commemorative 375th plate is a special order and due to popular demand, we have a waiting list of approximately 6 weeks. Send to: Dedham Historical Society PO Box 215 Dedham MA 02027. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Sincerely, Vicky L. Kruckeberg, Executive Director

    Chris says:

    Are any of the 375th commemorative plates still available?

    DHS says:

    Hi Chris; I just found your note in our black hole of the internet. The 375th commemorative plate is still available by special order. It takes approximately 4 weeks to produce. The price is $110 plus $6.87 sales tax if you are a Massachusetts resident. Please add an additional $10 if shipping is required. You can send a check for the aboumt due to : Dedham Historical Society; PO Box 215; Dedham MA 02027 or call us Tuesday – Friday between 9 – 4pm EST and we can take your order over the phone with a credit card. Thank you for your interest and I apologize for the delay.

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