Luncheon Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-3515

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware plate. Foliate and acorn border surrounding a central scene illustrating Harvard Hall.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."This is #2 of three views of Harvard College by Stevenson & Williams. It is a close-up of University Hall with a horse and rider passing in front. Version #1 in this exhibit shows Stoughton and Hollis Halls, just to the right of University Hall. The marks on each of these versions are the same. University Hall was built in 1815 of white granite. This view shows the spire of the old Christ Church, built in 1761, in the background.

Inscription

Printed on bottom: HARVARD COLLEGE Impressed on bottom: [pinwheel symbol]

Associated Building

Subject University Hall,

People and Organizations

University Hall
Harvard University

Related Items

Title Vegetable dish Accession Number 1920.671

Maker

Ralph Stevenson & Williams (Maker)

Location of Origin

Cobridge, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.268