Soup Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1823

GUSN

GUSN-30912

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware soup plate. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating Staughtons Church in Philadelphia.

Details

Descriptive Terms

soup plates
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
pearlware
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Soup
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
Beauties of America
Medallion
Church
Classical Figure
Plate, Soup

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."This plate shows Staughton's Baptist Church on Sampson Street in Philadelphia. It was designed by John Mills to resemble an amphitheater and dedicated in 1812. It has since been torn down. Ralph Stevenson and Williams also produced an almost identical view.

Inscription

"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ STAUGHTONS CHURCH/ PHILADELPHIA/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)
"Staughtons Church/ Philadelphia No 79/ maker, Ridgway/Condition almost proof/ size 8 1/2 inch Imp/ Price $14.00" (Applied)

Pattern

Beauties of America

Associated Building

Subject Staughtons Church,

People and Organizations

Staughtons Church

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

1 1/16 (H), 8 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1926.383