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Gentlemens Cabin tureen

Object Name: Tureen with lid
Date: 1840-1843
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Part (tureen): 4 1/2 x 8 x 5 in. (11.4 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm) Part (lid): 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (5.7 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm)
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Rectangular pearlware gravy tureen and lid with flaring handles, eight concave panels, and rectangular lid finial; brown transfer printed ship-medallion border and a repeated oval panel on opposite sides of body of three figures seated at table and one figure at door ("GENTLEMEN'S CABIN" in the Boston Mail Series).
Credit Line: The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection
Object Number: 1961.340ab
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Marks: Printed beneath ship medallions in border: "CALEDONIA"; printed beneath oval medallions on sides: "GENTLEMEN'S CABIN"; printed on label beneath foot of object, glued: "BOSTON MAILS by Edwards. To commemorate the opening of first line of steamships between Boston and Liverpool. First trip- when the Britannia arrived in Boston in July 1840. steamers named:Columbia, Caledonia, Arcadia and Britannia. Center "Gentlemen's or Ladies cabin"

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The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire