Saucer: Masonic Hall, Philadelphia

Object Number: 
1940.191
Date: 
1814-1830
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 18.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on reverse: "BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/MASONIC HALL/PHILADELPHIA/J &W RIDGWAY" typed: tag attached to object: "One of three known examples/present items only one in mint condition/appear on market every 25 years or so/last record of sale/ FREEMAN'S AR
Description: 
Circular earthenware plate with molded edge; dark blue transfer printed rose and leaf border with central scene of gothic-style building (Philadelphia Masonic Hall) in pastoral setting.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group