Platter: Highlands, Hudson River
Overall: 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. ( 3.8 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm )
impressed: on underside of platter: "E. WOOD & SONS BURSLEM WARRANTED" and "SEMI CHINA" around eagle transfer-printed: in blue on underside of platter: "E PLURIBUS UNUM" with eagle and "HIGH LANDS/HUDSON RIVER" below printed: on adhesive label on unders
Molded pearlware octagonal platter with dark blue transfer print of Highlands, Hudson River; shell border and central image of river with steam and sailboats, mountains on either side and in distance. (Larsen, 3rd ed. no. 23)
This view is loosely based on William G. Wall's "Near Fishkill, Hudson River," published in the "Hudson River Portfolio." In the foreground is the three-masted Hudson River steamer "Chancellor Livingston," built in 1816 by Robert Fulton.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.