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Plate (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1840
DIMENSIONS 10 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (25.7 x 25.7 cm)
MARKINGS On bottom: impressed "Wood and Sons Burslem, Warranted" around an eagle with "Semi-China" above; also, blue-printed eagle with scroll in mouth reading "E Pluribus Unum" and shield at eagle's feet with clouds and "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 12.900.24
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Plate, earthenware, round, slightly scalloped shape with blue under glaze transfer-printed decoration. Border: six groups of shells with seaweed and foliage. View: "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad," locomotive train with man riding on side, middle distance has another train, and houses in background with mountains behind. Source of view: published in "The American Travelling Broadside" (Boston, 1826). Condition: Large mark from kiln-stand at upper left border. Darker glaze in all the "joints" on back.
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