Residence Interior Wall
A residence interior wall with various items, enhanced with just one transferware platter. The pattern is “Masonic Institution for Girls, St George’s Field, Southwark”. This example is 11.5 X 14 inches, smaller than the example shown in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources, where it is record # 3886. The building was constructed in the late 18th c and housed up to 100 orphaned daughters of freemasons through 1856. Although the maker is unknown, a retailers mark on the reverse names John Burn, Newport Market, London, and in cludes the name J.J. Cuff, who operated a tavern and coffee ship on the premises in 1805 and at least through the printing of this platter, probably the 1820s. TCC members can view the DB entry for additional information.