Dessert Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1802

GUSN

GUSN-67370

Description

Blue, white; three story building with portico, floral border. Insane Asylum, Boston

Details

Descriptive Terms

dessert plates
pearlware
transfer printing
Pearlware
Transfer Printed
PLATE, DESSERT

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."In 1816 the Charlestown home of Joseph Barrell, which was designed by Charles Bulfinch, was bought by the Massachusetts General Hospital Corporation for use as an asylum. It opened in 1818 and was named "McLean" for John McLean who was a major donor to Massachusetts General.

Associated Person

Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844

Associated Building

Subject McLean Insane Asylum,

People and Organizations

Pleasant Hill
McLean Insane Asylum

Bulfinch, Charles, 1763-1844

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE

Dimensions

0.75 x 7.25 (HxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1274