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Platter: Battle Of Bunker Hill

Object Number: 
1940.123
Date: 
1815-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 31.8 x 24.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on base:"6"/"BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL" impressed: in cartouche : "12"
Description: 
Molded octagonal pearlware platter with canted corners, printed in dark blue with view of battle ground with sea battle to left, and hill with burning fortress to right (Battle of Bunker Hill); leaves and vine border.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this scene is taken from a drawing by J.R. Penniman and the engravers were Annin Smith & Co of Boston.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group