Platter: Mendenhall Ferry

Platter: Mendenhall Ferry
Title
Platter: Mendenhall Ferry
Date 
1790-1829
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 16 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 41.6 x 34.3 cm )
Description 
Glazed earthenware molded oval platter with blue transfer print decoration of Mendenhall Ferry with cows, sheep, river,trees, and houses, and a border of flowers, scrolls, and eagles.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Object Number 
1961.247
Marks 
impressed: on back: "16 or 19" printed: in blue on rim in oval frame: "Mendenhall Ferry" typed: affixed to back: paper label "Mendenhall Ferry' over the Schuylkill just above Philadelphia Homes of Joseph Sims and Dr. Philip Syng Physick the 'father of American Surgery', may be seen in the background. Mendenhall Inn fav[orite?] resort of Philadelphia in left [back]ground. Nolan Collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group