Overall: 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 10 in. ( 29.8 x 39.4 x 25.4 cm )
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of tureen: "BELLVILLE/ON THE PASSAIC RIVER" in plaque below eagle, shield, and banner
printed: on collector's label on underside of tureen: "296"
Molded pearlware soup tureen and cover with dark blue transfer print of Belleville (New Jersey) on the Passaic River; tureen has bulbous oval shape with projecting foliate and pierced ring handles and oval foot; domed oval cover with large flower finial and molded foliate terminus; dome of cover transfer printed with river and ship scene with band of shells below; tureen decorated with two prints of same view: river scene with sailboats, large building (church?) in distance, and figure fishing in foreground. (Larsen, 3rd ed. no. 14)
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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