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1958.M1 (RS207505)

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware platter with a bead-and-bar molded edge. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Alms House in Boston.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."<br/> Designed by Charles Bulfinch, the almshouse stood on the bank of the Charles River from 1800 to 1825. The upper portion of the building consisted of three stories containing 48 rooms. The building was enclosed by handsome gates and brick walls. This view was also used by Ralph Stevenson in his Vine Border version of the pattern, titled Almshouse, Boston.
Maker
Stevenson, Ralph (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Printed on bottom: ALMS HOUSE/BOSTON 5 Impressed on bottom: STEVENSON [Partial label from Salem antiques dealer]
Location of origin
Cobridge, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Alms House.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Dish, Serving
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Platter
platters
transfer printing
People and organizations
Alms House
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 11 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.M1
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
45959

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