Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1814-1830

GUSN

GUSN-3509

Description

Blue pearlware transfer-printed pearlware plate. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Philadelphia Library.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The Philadelphia Library Company is one of the oldest in the country. It was organized in 1731 principally because of Benjamin Franklin's interest. This building on Fifth Street became home to the library in 1791.

Inscription

"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ LIBRARY/ PHILADELPHIA/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)

Pattern

Beauties of America

Associated Building

Subject Library,

People and Organizations

Library
Surgeon's Hall

Related Items

Title Dessert Plate Accession Number 1920.682

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

3/4 (H), 8 1/16 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.280