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Dinner Plate

1920.644 (RS211480)

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware plate with a scalloped edge. Border of alternating floral spray and medallions depicting a church. Central scene featuring a winter view of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." <br/> This scene is part of a very popular series of platters, plates and vegetable dishes manufactured by Clews. The prominent Elm was known for its size and beauty, and the fence was erected around it in 1820 to protect it. However the tree was struck by lightning and was taken down in 1861. The central building is the First Congregational Church, (1793-1853), the right hand structure was the Town Hall. The far left structure was the Berkshire Hotel (1826-66).
Maker
Clews, James & Ralph (Maker)
Date
1819-1836
Location of origin
Cobridge, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Meeting House.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Descriptive terms
Classical Figure
dinner plates
Dish, Eating
earthenware
Earthenware
Flower
glazing (coating)
Medallion
Plate, Dinner
Plate, Food
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Village
Winter
People and organizations
Meeting House
Dimensions
1 1/4 (H), 10 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.644
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer
GUSN
29193
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