Saucer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1834-1835

GUSN

GUSN-49721

Description

Small earthenware plate with red transfer-print pattern depicting "Monte Video," the circa 1810 summer retreat of Daniel Wadsworth. The property was situated on the summit of Talcott Mountain west of Hartford, Connecticut, and included a 55 foot high viewing tower and mountain lake. The transfer-print image depicts a rural landscape with a couple seated on rocks beside a lake. In the distance at left is a house and, at right, a wooded mountain with observation tower. Border pattern of rose bouquets alternating with shell figures.

Details

Descriptive Terms

saucers (plates)
transfer printing
earthenware
glazing (coating)
houses
lakes (bodies of water)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
men (male humans)
mountains
floral patterns
rose (genus)
trees
women (female humans)
Dish, Eating
Saucer
Rose
Lake
Tree
House
Mountain
Man
Woman
Saucer

Inscription

"MONTE VIDEO/ CONNECTICUT/ U.S.[in cartouche with eagle] (printed)

Pattern

Monte Video

Maker

William Adams & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Tunstall, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles F. Batchelder, Jr.

Accession Number

1980.66

Date

1834-1835 (Circa)

Places

Talcott Mountain (Hartford county, Connecticut) [peak]
Tunstall (Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom)

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