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Platter

Object Number: 
1961.289
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. ( 2.5 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in blue on underside of platter: "BROOKLIN (sic) FERRY" printed: on adhesive label on underside of platter: "250" typed: on label on underside of plate: "From the collection of Chas. Martin of Stapleton S....No. 324" printed: newspaper article
Description: 
Molded pearlware platter with dark blue transfer print of Brooklyn Ferry; rim transfer-printed with flowers and leaves; well of platter transfer printed with view of Brooklyn Ferry from Manhattan, including Fulton Market at left, shops and warehouses at right, and ship on river at center.
Gallery Label: 
This view of Brooklyn Ferry shows Fulton market at the left, rows of shops and warehouses on the right, and in the center, the "Nassau," the first steamboat to commute between Brooklyn and New York.
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