Soup plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1829

GUSN

GUSN-789

Description

A blue transfer-printed pearlware soup plate. Floral border surrounds a central scene depicting the Octagonal Church in Boston, Massachusetts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

soup plates
pearlware
transfer printing
glazing (coating)
Dish, Eating
Plate, Food
Plate, Soup
Plate, Soup

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." The building was the new South Unitarian Church designed by Bulfinch and dedicated in 1814. It stood on the green between Summer and Bedford streets on the site of the old church. Octagon Church as indicated by its name was an eight-sided granite building and the first section of its six-tiered steeple was also octagonal. The structure was torn down in 1868.

Inscription

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

Pattern

Beauties of America

Associated Building

Subject Octagon Church,

People and Organizations

Octagon Church

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels

Dimensions

1 1/4 (H), 9 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles I. Thayer

Accession Number

1920.651