Platter: New York, Hudson River (View from Governor's Island)
Overall: 1 1/2 x 22 x 17 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 55.9 x 44.4 cm )
Molded earthenware platter with scalloped edges and light blue transfer print; border of flowers, scrollwork and birds; central image of river scene with fort at right, ships sailing, and buildings of Manhattan in the distance. (Larsen, 3rd ed. no. 157)
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
impressed: on underside of platter: "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" around crown
typed: on jelly label (1) on underside of platter: " 'New York. Hudson River'. See Barber, 1st, Edition, No. 77. Sometimes called..."
typed: on jelly label (2) on underside of platter: "See R. T. Haines Halsey's book 'Pictures of Early New York on Dark Blue Staffordshire'..."
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of platter: "Picturesque Views/New York/Hudson River" with vignette
printed: on adhesive label on underside of platter: "197" [collector's label]
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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