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Platter: Mendenhall Ferry

Object Number: 
1961.247
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 )
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 A
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group