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1926.411 (RS204673)

Description

A blue transfer print pearlware platter. The central scene depicts a pastoral landscape on the bank of a river which is surrounded by a border of flowers, eagles, and scrollwork. \n

Details

Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."the Ferry was located on the Schuylkill River, just above the bridge represented on another of Stubbs views. The building to the left was the well-known Mendenhall Inn, a popular pleasure resort for well-heeled Philadelphians. The primitive rope ferry is the type of transportation used as early as 1723. The other houses, partially hidden by the trees, belonged to Joseph Sims and Dr. Philip Physick, a well known surgeon of the time.
Maker
Stubbs, Joseph (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom: Mendenhall Ferry Paper label:""No 18/Mendenhall Ferry
Location of origin
Burslem, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Mendenhall Ferry.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
tin (metal)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Cow
Dish, Serving
Eagle
earthenware
Earthenware
Fan
Ferry
glazing (coating)
Horse
Pastoral
pastoral
Platter
platters
River
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Sheep
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Transportation
People and organizations
Mendenhall Ferry
Dimensions
13 1/2 x 1 1/2 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.411
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley
GUSN
30923

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