Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-30923

Description

A blue transfer print pearlware platter. The central scene depicts a pastoral landscape on the bank of a river which is surrounded by a border of flowers, eagles, and scrollwork. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
tin (metal)
pastoral
scrolls (motifs)
Dish, Serving
Platter
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
River
Ferry
Transportation
Eagle
Scroll
Fan
Cow
Sheep
Horse
Pastoral
Platter

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."the Ferry was located on the Schuylkill River, just above the bridge represented on another of Stubbs views. The building to the left was the well-known Mendenhall Inn, a popular pleasure resort for well-heeled Philadelphians. The primitive rope ferry is the type of transportation used as early as 1723. The other houses, partially hidden by the trees, belonged to Joseph Sims and Dr. Philip Physick, a well known surgeon of the time.

Inscription

Printed on bottom: Mendenhall Ferry Paper label:""No 18/Mendenhall Ferry

Associated Building

Subject Mendenhall Ferry,

People and Organizations

Mendenhall Ferry

Maker

Stubbs, Joseph (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 1 1/2 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1926.411