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Tureen with cover

1943.303AB (RS32663)

Description

This tureen and fitted lid are transfer printed in a medium blue with border of flowers and leaves surrounding a central scene of the State House in Boston flanked by trees, with three cows in foreground, sheep to the left, and a man with a wheelbarrow in the foreground.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": America offered a significant market for English potteries early in the nineteenth century, and ceramics decorated with American views were especially popular. At least six different Staffordshire potteries produced ceramics with views of the Massachusetts State House. The firm of John Rogers and Son made the view a specialty and produced a full set of dinnerware with this design. The view they used, showing the Charles Bulfinch-designed State House with the partially obscured Thomas Hancock house to the left, apparently was based on an 1804 drawing. <br/> <br/>
Maker
John Rogers & Son (Maker)
Date
1820-1830
Location of origin
Longport, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
buildings (structures)
Cow
cows
Earthenware
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
glazing (coating)
Man
men (male humans)
Sheep
sheep (genus)
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Tureen
tureens
Unidentified Building
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1943.303AB
Credit Line
In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington
GUSN
53482

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