European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Basin with Upper Ferry Bridge over the Schuylkill River
Made by the Firm of Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1822 - 1835. Decoration after Thomas Birch, American (born England), 1779 - 1851.
Glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration
Currently not on view
1940-16-441Bequest of R. Wistar Harvey, 1940
LabelDesigned by architect Robert Mills, the Upper Ferry Bridge opened in 1813 and was said to have a span of ninety-eight feet, greater than any similar structure. The bridge, located at what is now Spring Garden Street, burned in 1838.