Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1808-1829

GUSN

GUSN-30924

Description

A blue transfer printed pearlware platter. The central design depicts a landscape of Troy, New York, which is bordered by a floral and scroll motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
pearlware
floral patterns
scrolls (motifs)
Dish, Serving
Platter
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
River
Flower
Scroll
Platter

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."This Platter, its only known form, shows Troy, NY which is on the eastern side of the Hudson (River) seven miles north of Albany, New York. The city was laid out in 1787. James and Ralph Clews also made a view of this in their Hudson River Picturesque Views series.

Inscription

Printed on bottom: TROY FROM MOUNT IDA/By W.G. Wall, Esq. Impressed on bottom: A. STEVENSON/WARRANTED/STAFFORDSHIRE

People and Organizations

Troy, NY

Maker

Stevenson, Andrew (Maker)

Location of Origin

Cobridge, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

7 1/4 x 3/4 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1926.412