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1943.280 (RS207326)

Description

Blue pearlware transfer-printed pearlware plate. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Philadelphia Library.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The Philadelphia Library Company is one of the oldest in the country. It was organized in 1731 principally because of Benjamin Franklin's interest. This building on Fifth Street became home to the library in 1791.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Date
1814-1830
Inscriptions
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ LIBRARY/ PHILADELPHIA/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Library. Subject Surgeon's Hall.
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
Library
Surgeon's Hall
Dimensions
3/4 (H), 8 1/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1943.280
Credit Line
In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington
GUSN
3509
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Title Dessert Plate Accession number 1920.682 Notes 1920.682 PLATE, DESSERT Relationship Similar item

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Beauties of America

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