Dinner Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1819-1836

GUSN

GUSN-29193

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware plate with a scalloped edge. Border of alternating floral spray and medallions depicting a church. Central scene featuring a winter view of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dinner plates
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Dinner
Earthenware
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
Flower
Medallion
Classical Figure
Winter
Village
Plate, Dinner

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."
This scene is part of a very popular series of platters, plates and vegetable dishes manufactured by Clews. The prominent Elm was known for its size and beauty, and the fence was erected around it in 1820 to protect it. However the tree was struck by lightning and was taken down in 1861. The central building is the First Congregational Church, (1793-1853), the right hand structure was the Town Hall. The far left structure was the Berkshire Hotel (1826-66).

Associated Building

Subject Meeting House,

People and Organizations

Meeting House

Related Items

Title Plate Accession Number 1920.689

Maker

Clews, James & Ralph (Maker)

Location of Origin

Cobridge, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

1 1/4 (H), 10 1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer

Accession Number

1920.644