Plate: Fine Orchard House in the Catskills

Object Number: 
1961.101
Date: 
1820-1846
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 10 5/16 in. ( 1.9 x 26.2 cm )
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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)
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group