Serving Dish

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1835-1845

GUSN

GUSN-40484

Description

Eight-sided earthenware serving dish with molded foliate scroll handles and brown transfer-print "Abbey Ruins" pattern. Cows grazing among Gothic ruins. Fruit, flowers and ewer trophy grouping on border; polygram border around outside of body.

Details

Descriptive Terms

vegetable dishes
serving dishes
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Gothic (Medieval)
Gothic Revival
landscapes (representations)
Dish, Serving
Fruit
Flower
Ewer
Ruins
Cow
Village
Mountain
Dish, Serving

Inscription

"[striding lion] / ABBEY / RUINS [in scroll cartouche] / T. MAYER LONGPORT" (printed)

Pattern

Abbey Ruins

Maker

Mayer, Thomas (Maker)

Location of Origin

Longport, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

2 1/4 x 10 x 12 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Eustis

Accession Number

1940.230

Places

Longport (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)