Dessert Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1802

GUSN

GUSN-67373

Description

Blu, white; 3 story building with brick ground floor, floral border. View of Boston Athenaeum.

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."Originally planned as a public reading room with reference and both domestic and international periodicals available to its subscribers, the Boston Athenaeum remains a prominent Boston institution. It has had four homes over its two hundred and four year history, including Congress Street (1807), Common Street (1810), Pearl Street (1822) and 10 1/2 Beacon Street (1849). This view is of its Pearl Street location, the home of Athenaeum trustee (and Boston merchant) James Perkins. Perkins offered his home to the society when it outgrew its Common Street location.

Associated Building

Subject Boston Athenaeum,

People and Organizations

Boston Athenaeum

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

0.75 (H), 7.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1277