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"Hospital Boston" Transferware Plate

"Hospital Boston" Transferware Plate


Staffordshire transferware plate by Ralph Stevenson, circa 1825.


Dimensions: Approximately 8” diameter.



The rim is decorated with Stevenson’s “Vine Border”.


The central scene is of the hospital in the background and a horse-drawn carriage in the foreground.


The reverse bears a printed cartouche with the words “Hospital Boston” and what appears to be a printed “C” or “G”, which is likely a workman’s mark.


The view is of Massachusetts General Hospital; however, the image was called “Hospital Boston” by several potters.


The source of view may be a print of Massachusetts General Hospital from Snow's 1825 “History of Boston” that is based on a drawing by J.R. Penniman.



“Historical Staffordshire An Illustrated Check-List” by David & Linda Arman.


“American Historical Views on Staffordshire China” by Larsen.


“Historical Staffordshire: American Patriots and Views” by Snyder.


Condition: There is a hairline crack at approximately 5:00; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.

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