Plate in "Boston Mails" pattern with view "Ladies Cabin" - 985.173.52_1


Plate in "Boston Mails" pattern with view "Ladies Cabin"

Maker: James & Thomas Edwards (active 1829-1842) and James Edwards (active 1842-1851)
Medium:White earthenware with underglaze transfer-printed decoration in black
Geography: Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Date: 1841-1850
3.2 (height) x 26.4 (diameter) cm
Object number: 985.173.52
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Thompson
Not on view
DescriptionThe pattern on this dish was inspired by the trans-Atlantic steamship service provided by Samuel Cunard. Cunard held the Royal Mail contract for the route between Liverpool in England, Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Boston in the United States. The name "Boston Mails" for this pattern comes from that route. The pattern shows an illustration of a cabin in one of the ships.
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