Tureen with cover

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-53482

Description

This tureen and fitted lid are transfer printed in a medium blue with border of flowers and leaves surrounding a central scene of the State House in Boston flanked by trees, with three cows in foreground, sheep to the left, and a man with a wheelbarrow in the foreground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tureens
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
buildings (structures)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
cows
men (male humans)
sheep (genus)
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
Unidentified Building
Cow
Sheep
Man
Tureen

Label

"Cherished Possessions": America offered a significant market for English potteries early in the nineteenth century, and ceramics decorated with American views were especially popular. At least six different Staffordshire potteries produced ceramics with views of the Massachusetts State House. The firm of John Rogers and Son made the view a specialty and produced a full set of dinnerware with this design. The view they used, showing the Charles Bulfinch-designed State House with the partially obscured Thomas Hancock house to the left, apparently was based on an 1804 drawing.


Maker

John Rogers & Son (Maker)

Location of Origin

Longport, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.303AB