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1926.384 (RS207322)

Description

Blue pearlware transfer-printed pearlware plate. Pierced foliate border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Octagonal Church in Boston

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The building was the new South Unitarian Church designed by Bulfinch and dedicated in 1814. It stood on the green between Summer and Bedford streets on the site of the old church. Octagon Church as indicated by its name was an eight-sided granite building and the first section of its six-tiered steeple was also octagonal. The structure was torn down in 1868.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"Octagon Church Boston./ Maker. Ridgway./ Border open work. Rose medallion./ Condition proof./ Size 10 1/2 inch. no. 80./ Price $20.00 (handwritten)
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ OCTAGON CHURCH/ BOSTON/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Octagon Church.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Descriptive terms
dinner plates
Dish, Eating
earthenware
glazing (coating)
pearlware
Plate, Food
transfer printing
People and organizations
Octagon Church
Dimensions
1 1/4 (H), 10 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.384
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley
GUSN
30913
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Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Beauties of America

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