Plate: Fine Orchard House in the Catskills
Overall: 3/4 x 10 5/16 in. ( 1.9 x 26.2 cm )
printed: on back: "PINE ORCHARD HOUSE/ CATSKILL MOUNTAINS/ E PLURIBUS UNUM" and eagle and shield impressed: on back: "E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM/WARRANTED/SEMI CHINA" and eagle and shield
Molded pearlware plate decorated with a blue and white transfer printed image of a mansion perched on a cliff in the mountains and figure on aroad near the house in foreground and surrounded by a shell border. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 34)
Thomas Cole's painting, "View of the Catskill Mountain House, New York," inspired this scene. Several Staffordshire potters reproduced engravings of the Catskill Mountain House, a popular resort perched on a ledge overlooking the Hudson Valley. The original name of the inn was Pine Orchard House.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.