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Ladies Cabin soup plate

Object Name: Soup plate
Date: ca. 1841
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 1 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. ( 4.8 x 26 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Molded pearlware soup plate with brown transfer print view and border; the central view depicts three women in a cabin; one figure is seing, one reading, and one standing; the border pattern depicts four steamships with names inscribed beneath (Acadia, Caleduna, Britannia, and Columbia) as well as medallions and Chinese fretwork.
Credit Line: The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection
Object Number: 1961.352
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Marks: Printed in brown on back: "BOSTON MILLS" and " [Ente]red at the Registry Office of Designs / Sep 2nd 1841 / J & T Edwards" respectively above and below an image of a steamship with masts; inscribed below central view: "LADIES / CABIN

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This soup plate is part of the Boston Marks Series.


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