Platter, "Pass in the Catskill Mountains"
Decorative Arts and Design
These ceramics are decorated with American landscape scenes and were made in England for the American market. Before the 1840s, only the elite could afford dinnerware, then made of expensive porcelain. One of the early fruits of the Industrial Revolution was the production of inexpensive machine-molded and mechanically decorated earthenware for the middle class. These objects were decorated by the transfer technique, in which the scene is engraved on a metal plate, inked, printed on paper, and then pressed, or transferred, onto the ceramic body.
On bottom in underglaze blue: eagle bearing banner which reads: "E Pluribus Unum" standing on a rectangle which has printed within "PASS IN THE / CATSKILL MOUNTAINS"
in under glaze blue.
Gift of Mrs. William C. Esty
Platter, oval earthenware, with under glaze blue transfer printed decoration (pictured with gravy bowl, 60.213.189a-b). Border: shell with seaweed and foliage. View in center: "Pass in the Catskill Mountains," mountain view with trees; figure standing on bluff to left and two figures walking in background. .
Condition: Good, three glaze imperfections in view date to time of manufacture.
This item is not on view
Enoch Wood & Sons (active 1818-1846). Platter, "Pass in the Catskill Mountains," 1825-1830. Earthenware,, 8 x 6 1/4 in. (20.3 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William C. Esty, 60.213.187. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 60.213.187_60.213.189a-b_reference_SL1.jpg)
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