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Roast Dish (New York from Heights Brooklyn)

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Earthenware
DATES ca. 1825
DIMENSIONS 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Marks: Impressed "STEVENSON WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" in double circle with crown inside. Blue printed eagle looking left with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" on scroll in beak, olive branch and arrows in talons, "New York From Heights Near Brooklyn" printed in arch above, "W.G. Wall Esq." in script under eagle's right wing.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Source of view: painting by William Guy Wall, engraved by I. J. Hill, published by W.G. Wall, 1823. Vegetable dish, earthenware, chamfered corners, slightly scalloped outline, blue transfer printed decoration. Lacks cover. Border: Flowers and scrolls; View: New York from heights near Brooklyn. Foreground: two figures on bluff, one lolling on ground, other standing with bundle tied to stock over shoulder. Trees and rocks to left, bluff sloping to river on right with a few trees on the lower slope. Middle ground: River with spit of land coming out from right. Buildings and shrubs on spit of land. Five sailboats beyond in the river, some with sails up. Windmill and (?) lighthouse to right. Distance: waterfront of far bank, with many more ships, buildings behind, nine cupolas and /or steeples. Woodlands beyond with clouds above. Maker: Andrew Stevenson Condition: Chip out glaze in bottom border, also at top right border. Crazing on front and back.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Andrew Stevenson (1808-1829). Roast Dish (New York from Heights Brooklyn), ca. 1825. Earthenware, 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, 12.900.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 12.900.3_glass_bw.jpg)
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Andrew Stevenson (1808-1829). <em>Roast Dish (New York from Heights Brooklyn)</em>, ca. 1825. Earthenware, 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. George D. Pratt, 12.900.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 12.900.3_glass_bw.jpg)