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Queen's ware bowl, The Boston Bowl - After 1988

Queen's ware bowl, The Boston Bowl
    Queen's ware bowl, The Boston Bowl

The Boston bowl was manufactured by Wedgwood’s for the Boston jewellers Shreve Crump & Low, designed by Alan Price, Wedgwood’s chief designer in the middle 20th century. A number of these historically themed bowls have been designed for various cities over the years.

The Boston bowl was manufactured by Wedgwood’s for the Boston jewellers Shreve Crump & Low, designed by Alan Price, Wedgwood’s chief designer in the middle 20th century. A number of these historically themed bowls have been designed for various cities over the years. Body of this bowl is made from Queen's ware decorated with red lithographic transfers drawn from historic engravings of Boston by Paul Revere. Exterior decoration of bowl consists of two views of Boston, one entitled “A view of the town of Boston in New England and British ships of war landing their troops, 1768", and shows British naval ships disembarking troops onto Boston piers. Second image entitled “North Battery, about 1762” depicts battery position jutting out into Boston harbour. Further decoration in-between these two main scenes consists of images of thirty six shilling and two shilling notes. The interior of the bowl has a complex decorated design which forms a border at the rim with four lozenges, each containing Paul Revere's crest. The interior center reproduces Revere's most famous engraving, of the Boston Massacre, title "The Bloody Massacre perpetuated in King Street BOSTON on March 5, 17790 by a party of the 29 reg." This event was one of the key events leading to the Revolution, and Revere's print was designed as pro-independence propaganda.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/bowl
  • Mark: SHREVE CRUMP & LOWE. INC
    BOSTON
    [crest device]
    [printed in red ink]
    THE BOSTON BOWL
    with reproductions of
    Authentic Paul Revere Engravings
    especially created by
    Shreve Crump & Low, Inc.
    from etchings by
    [printed in red ink]
    Alan Price
    [signature device used in red ink]
    WEDGWOOD
    OF ETRURIA & BARLASTON
    MADE IN
    ENGLAND
    [printed in red ink]
    ENGRAVED BY THE
    WEDGWOOD STUDIOS
    [stamp device graving tools and cooper plate in red ink]
  • Year produced: After 1988
  • Body: Queen's ware, cream-coloured earthenware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 11640
  • Dimensions: 105 mm (diameter), 244 mm (height)

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    Born in Sheffield Price was an accomplished artist, who over a period of 50 years exhibited at several galleries including Kennedy Galleries and Portraits Inc. He held numerous awards including an Academician degree given by the National Academy of Artists in 1990. Alan studied art in England at the Leamington School of Art, Leeds College of Art, and the Royal College of Art. Price joined Wedgwood in 1953, and a year later moved to America where he was retained by Wedgwood's New York office.

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  • American Declaration of Independence

    American Declaration of Independence

    American Declaration of Independence was a document which was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4th 1776.It had been drafted by Thomas Jefferson and subsequently edited by the Congress.The document stated that the thirteen American Colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states. A new nation thus was formed called 'The United States of America'. The document was signed by the fifty six delegates of the Continental Congress and is kept to this day in the National Archives.