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Dessert Plate

1933.760 (RS207324)

Description

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

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."<br/> Originally planned as a public reading room with reference and both domestic and international periodicals available to its subscribers, the Boston Athenaeum remains a prominent Boston institution. It has had four homes over its two hundred and four year history, including Congress Street (1807), Common Street (1810), Pearl Street (1822) and 10 1/2 Beacon Street (1849). This view is of its Pearl Street location, the home of Athenaeum trustee (and Boston merchant) James Perkins. Perkins offered his home to the society when it outgrew its Common Street location.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
"Beauties of America\ Atheneum\ Boston\ T&W Ridgway" (printed)
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Atheneum.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
dessert plates
Dish, Eating
earthenware
glazing (coating)
pearlware
Plate, Dessert
Plate, Food
transfer printing
People and organizations
Atheneum
Dimensions
5/8 (H), 6 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.760
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Arthur B. Denny
GUSN
35817

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Beauties of America

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