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Dessert Plate

Description

Blue, white; three story building with portico, floral border. Insane Asylum, Boston

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Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."In 1816 the Charlestown home of Joseph Barrell, which was designed by Charles Bulfinch, was bought by the Massachusetts General Hospital Corporation for use as an asylum. It opened in 1818 and was named "McLean" for John McLean who was a major donor to Massachusetts General.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Date
1802
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE
Associated Building
Subject McLean Insane Asylum. Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
dessert plates
pearlware
Pearlware
PLATE, DESSERT
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
People and organizations
Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844
McLean Insane Asylum
Pleasant Hill
Dimensions
0.75 x 7.25 (HxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1274
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
67370

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