Tray: Hope Mill, Catskill, New York

Object Number: 
1961.255
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 14 x 10 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 35.6 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of tray: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and eagle, with "HOPE MILL CATSKILL/STATE OF NEW YORK" below printed: on adhesive label on underside of tray: "215" [collector's label]
Description: 
Molded pearlware tray for soup tureen with dark blue transfer print of Catskill, Hope Mill, New York; oval tray with projecting handles at sides; raised oval in the center of a dished area; shell border with central image of river, water fall, and village, with figure in row boat in foreground. (Larsen, 3rd ed. no. 17)
Gallery Label: 
Hope Mill was one of the oldest paper mills in the United States. It was located near the town of Catskill in Jefferson hamlet on Catskill Creek.
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