Platter: Highlands, Hudson River

Object Number: 
1961.349
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. ( 3.8 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
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
Description: 
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)
Gallery Label: 
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.
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