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Dessert Plate: "Penitentiary, Philadelphia"
From a Dessert Service showing Views of Philadelphia

Decorated by the shop of Louis Marie François Rihouët, Paris, 1818 - 1855. After a drawing by C. Burton.

Made in Paris, France, Europe
or Limoges, France, Europe

c. 1845

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Diameter: 8 7/8 inches (22.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Penn Brock, 1964

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This dessert plate, part of a service, depicts scenes of architectural monuments of Philadelphia. It was either commissioned by Richard Rush--minister to France from 1847 to 1849--or Phoebe Anne Ridgway, wife of Dr. James Rush.