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Platter: Newburgh, Hudson River

Object Number: 
1961.270
Date: 
1829-1856
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 50.2 x 41.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on reverse: "Picturesque Views/Newburgh/Hudson River"
Description: 
Oval pearlware paltter with molded and beaded edge; blue transfer printed assymetrical flower, scroll, and pheasant border; central view of city (Newburgh) on river (Hudson). (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 270)
Gallery Label: 
In 1829, Staffordshire potters Ralph and James Clews inaugurated a series of tablewares entitled "Picturesque Views," featuring images from the recently published "Hudson River Portfolio." Produced slightly later than the deep blue pottery, these lightly-colored wares feature an elegant border of birds, flowers, and scrolls. This view is related to plate 14 of the Portfolio.
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