Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-29211

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware plate. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Boston Insane Hospital.

Details

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
earthenware
transfer printing
glazing (coating)
pearlware
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Food

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."
In 1816 the Charlestown home of Joseph Barrell, which was designed by Charles Bulfinch, was bought by the Massachusetts General Hospital Corporation for use as an asylum. It opened in 1818 and was named "McLean" for John McLean who was a major donor to Massachusetts General.

Inscription

"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ INSANE HOSPITAL/ BOSTON/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)

Pattern

Beauties of America

Associated Building

Subject Insane Hospital,

People and Organizations

Insane Hospital

Maker

Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

3/4 (H), 7 1/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer

Accession Number

1920.685