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Soup plate

1920.651 (RS207332)

Description

A blue transfer-printed pearlware soup plate. Floral border surrounds a central scene depicting the Octagonal Church in Boston, Massachusetts.

Details

Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." The building was the new South Unitarian Church designed by Bulfinch and dedicated in 1814. It stood on the green between Summer and Bedford streets on the site of the old church. Octagon Church as indicated by its name was an eight-sided granite building and the first section of its six-tiered steeple was also octagonal. The structure was torn down in 1868.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Date
1829
Inscriptions
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ OCTAGON CHURCH/ BOSTON/ J & W RIDGWAY" (Applied)
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Octagon Church.
Material
glazing (coating)
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
Descriptive terms
Dish, Eating
glazing (coating)
pearlware
Plate, Food
Plate, Soup
soup plates
transfer printing
People and organizations
Octagon Church
Dimensions
1 1/4 (H), 9 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.651
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer
GUSN
789

Wallpaper Details

Pattern Name
Beauties of America

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