Wash basin

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-17212

Description

Basin with deep bowl, flared rim, and high footed base. White body with blue transfer print decoration. Elaborate floral border on interior rim, Boston State House and Boston Common with cows printed on body.

Details

Descriptive Terms

basins (vessels)
earthenware
transfer printing
Boston State House
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Basin

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." Exhibited here on a platter, this pattern is one of three versions of the Boston State House by Rogers. There are five main pattern motifs present in this version. (there are numerous minor differences on others). They are: 1) Two framing trees, 2) Cows, 3) Sheep, 4) Boy with wheelbarrow, and 5) small figures. There are differences in the transfers on some pieces of this pattern by Rogers that show the presence or absence of one or more of these motifs. Examples of these variations are represented in Rogers' Boston State House #02 and #03 in this exhibit. At least 32 different forms with this popular view are known. Stubbs, Stevenson and EnochWood (whose version may also be seen in this exhibit) also produced a Boston State House pattern.

Additional Identification Number

1929.72A

Related Items

Title Pitcher Accession Number 1929.72.1
Title Pitcher Accession Number 1929.72.1

Maker

Attributed to John Rogers & Son (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Longport, England

Object Type

Toilet Article

Dimensions

4 3/4 (H), 12 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Louisa J. Byington

Accession Number

1929.72.2