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Dinner plate

1985.174 (RS118552)

Description

Molded white clay body w/ colorless glaze. Stilt marks on front and back. Circular plate form w/ slightly shaped edge, wide dished rim, pronounced cavetto and deep well. Incised foot rings. Underglaze blue transfer printed decoration from pattern "Italian Buildings/ R. Hall" (marked in blue). Features central reserve of romanticized garden w/ urns and two women picking flowers; spearhead border. Rim w/ elaborate floral bouquets, sprigs, swags n three repeats.

Details

Maker
Hall, Ralph (Maker)
Date
1840-1870
Inscriptions
See description.
Location of origin
Tunstall, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
buildings (structures)
dinner plates
Earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Garden
gardens
Italian
Italian Buildings
PLATE, DINNER
Possibly earthenware
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Women
women (female humans)
Dimensions
10.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.174
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24903
Reference Notes
Snyder, Jeffrey B.. Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics. [No Publisher].

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