Basin with Upper Ferry Bridge over the Schuylkill River
Dish

Made by the Firm of Joseph Stubbs, Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1822 - 1835. Decoration after Thomas Birch, American (born England), 1779 - 1851.

Geography:
Made in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, Europe

Date:
c. 1830

Medium:
Glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration

Dimensions:
Height: 4 1/2 inches (11.4 cm) Diameter: 12 1/2 inches (31.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1940-16-441

Credit Line:
Bequest of R. Wistar Harvey, 1940

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Label:
Designed 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.