Overall: 1 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. ( 2.5 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm )
Molded pearlware platter with dark blue transfer print of Brooklyn Ferry; rim transfer-printed with flowers and leaves; well of platter transfer printed with view of Brooklyn Ferry from Manhattan, including Fulton Market at left, shops and warehouses at right, and ship on river at center.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
printed: in blue on underside of platter: "BROOKLIN (sic) FERRY" printed: on adhesive label on underside of platter: "250" typed: on label on underside of plate: "From the collection of Chas. Martin of Stapleton S....No. 324" printed: newspaper article affixed to underside of platter: "Brooklyn Ferry Dock./After the Revolution..."
This view of Brooklyn Ferry shows Fulton market at the left, rows of shops and warehouses on the right, and in the center, the "Nassau," the first steamboat to commute between Brooklyn and New York.
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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