Vegetable dish

Vegetable dish
Title
Vegetable dish
Date 
1820-1840
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 10 x 8 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 25.4 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
Molded pearlware vegetable dish with dark blue transfer print of West Point Military Academy; dish has scalloped rim, shell border, and central image of the Hudson River with the academy buildings in the left distance; landscape and two figures in foreground. Exterior sides of dish with transfer print of pastoral river scene. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 40)
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1940.173
Marks 
written: on jelly label on underside of dish: "West Point Military Academy"
Gallery Label 
Based on the 1831 engraving, "West Point from Phillipstown," after a painting by W.J. Bennett, this view shows West Point Military Academy, fifty miles north of New York City. West Point Military Academy was founded by an Act of Congress in 1802. This view depicts the earliest buildings, which were replaced after 1902.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group