Platter

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825

GUSN

GUSN-53479

Description

Blue transfer-printed rectangular platter. Floral border surrounds a central scene depicting the Boston Hospital.

Details

Descriptive Terms

platters
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Dish, Serving
Platter
Platter

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."A view of Massachusetts General Hospital, designed by Charles Bulfinch and erected on the banks of the Charles River in 1818, the cornerstone laid with great ceremony on July 4th of that year.

Inscription

"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ HOSPITAL/ BOSTON/ J&W RIDGWAY" (Applied)

Pattern

Beauties of America

Associated Building

Subject Massachusetts General Hospital,

People and Organizations

Massachusetts General Hospital

Maker

Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE

Dimensions

9 1/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.279