Plate

Object Number: 
1940.302
Date: 
1812-1829
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 1.9 x 17.1 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of plate: "City Hall/New-York"
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer printing; floral and eagle border with central image of City Hall, New York; City Hall park and figures in foreground.
Gallery Label: 
Designed by John McComb in 1803 and completed in 1812, New York's third City Hall is the oldest municipal building in continuous use in the United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Provenance: 
Purchased by Mrs. J. Insley Blair from Mrs. R. Hunt Sale, AAA, Dec. 1921 ($20).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group