Staffordshire Transferware Plate – “Hospital Boston”

Staffordshire Transferware Plate – “Hospital Boston”

$225.00Price

Staffordshire transferware plate by Ralph Stevenson, circa 1825.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 8” diameter.

 

Decoration:

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.

 

References:

“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.