Saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1835

GUSN

GUSN-242174

Description

Circular saucer, bowl shaped. Blue on blue eagle and shield pattern with Botston harbor in the distance printed on bottom and blue floral and scroll pattern printed on sides.

Details

Descriptive Terms

saucers (plates)
transfer printing
Dish, Eating
Saucer
Saucer

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."
A reputed distant view of Boston Harbor with the center subject a large spread winged American Eagle perched on a rock above an American Shield. Although there is no proof that this is indeed the view it is purported to be, it is a beautiful view which varies from piece to piece as regards the buildings pictured and the number of ships in the harbor.

Pattern

Boston Harbor

Additional Identification Number

4.1
793

Related Items

Title Federal tea service Accession Number 2010.35.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

1 1/4 (H), 5 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from the family of Nancy Merrill Godbold Shaffer, granddaughter of Annie Whitcomb Baker Clifford of Arlington, Massachusetts

Accession Number

2010.35.1.11