Platter: Niagrara Falls from the American Side

Object Number: 
1961.260
Date: 
1820-1846
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 14 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. ( 4.8 x 37.8 x 29.5 cm ) Overall (a): 18 7/8 × 25 9/16 in. (47.9 × 64.9 cm)
Marks: 
impressed: on base: "WOOD" "14" printed: with spread eagle on reverse of rim: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" "NIAGARA FROM THE AMERICAN SIDE"
Description: 
Molded oval pearlware dish with canted corners printed with view of Niagara Falls, two couples in foreground; shell border. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 31)
Gallery Label: 
This view of Niagara Falls, one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world, was adapted from an 1818 sketch by J. Milbert published in "Itinerere Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson," (1828-29).
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