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1920.631 (RS207506)

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware plate with a scalloped edge. Floral, eagle, and scroll border surrounds a central scene illustrating Hotel Nahant.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." Nahant, on a peninsular jutting into Massachusetts Bay north of Boston, became a resort early on, with the first hotel built in 1803. Daily steamboat runs from Boston commenced in 1818, and by 1826 a stage from the Nahant Hotel made connections twice daily with coaches from Boston and Salem. The stone hotel seen here, encircled by wooden piazzas on the first and second floors, was built in 1820. It provided 100 rooms to accommodate the elite of Boston. It proved a popular summer destination until it burned in 1861.
Maker
Stubbs, Joseph (Maker)
Penniman, John Ritto, 1782-1841 (Artist)
Annin, Smith & Co. (Engraver)
Monroe & Francis (Printer)
Bowen, Abel, 1790-1850 (Publisher)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom: Nahant Hotel/(near)/Boston Impressed on bottom: C
Location of origin
Burslem, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Descriptive terms
Dish, Eating
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Plate, Food
plates (dishes)
transfer printing
Dimensions
3/4 (H), 8 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.631
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer
GUSN
29187

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