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Object Name Saucer
Title Columbus Embryo Town transfer image saucer
Artist Unknown
Date 1830 ca.
Medium ceramic
Dimensions H-0.688 Dia-5 inches
Provenance Brunk Auctions
Credit line Museum purchase made possible by the Evelyn S. and H. Wayne Patterson Fund
Accession Number G.2010.7
On view: yes
Label information Retired British Naval officer Basil Hall visited Columbus as it was still being laid out, while on a tour of the Southeast in the spring of 1828. He produced this image, the first known view of the streets of downtown Columbus, using a camera lucida. The camera utilized a prism to reflect a scene onto a drawing surface so that the artist could trace it.

This rare black and white transferware cup plate, circa 1830, features a decoration based on Hall's image.
Search Terms Transferware
Street Scene
Subjects Food and Drink