"Sally of Boston" Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1803-1830

GUSN

GUSN-26608

Description

Pearlware plate with molded scallop edge. Rim is molded with a feather and sprig pattern and painted green. Plate interior is transfer-printed with an image of the ship "SALLY OF BOSTON" in black. Parts of the image are over-painted in green, red and blue. The American clipper ship Sally was constructed in Boston in 1803. She sailed from there under Richard Orne as master. Lost on Bahama Bank in 1825.

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
commemoratives
pearlware
transfer printing
hand-painted
molding (forming)
earthenware
ships
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Ship
Plate, Food

Inscription

See description.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Liverpool, England

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

1 (H), 9 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1935.924

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Possibly Liverpool (Liverpool urban district, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom)