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1920.685 (RS207335)

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware plate. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Boston Insane Hospital.

Details

Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."<br/> In 1816 the Charlestown home of Joseph Barrell, which was designed by Charles Bulfinch, was bought by the Massachusetts General Hospital Corporation for use as an asylum. It opened in 1818 and was named "McLean" for John McLean who was a major donor to Massachusetts General.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ INSANE HOSPITAL/ BOSTON/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Insane Hospital.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Descriptive terms
Dish, Eating
earthenware
glazing (coating)
pearlware
Plate, Food
plates (dishes)
transfer printing
People and organizations
Insane Hospital
Dimensions
3/4 (H), 7 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.685
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer
GUSN
29211

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Beauties of America

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