Rare Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series 'Park Theatre, New York' Soup Plate c1820
Rare Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series 'Park Theatre, New York' Soup Plate c1820
Rare Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series 'Park Theatre, New York' Soup Plate c1820
Rare Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series 'Park Theatre, New York' Soup Plate c1820
Rare Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series 'Park Theatre, New York' Soup Plate c1820

Rare Stevenson's Acorn and Oak Leaf Border Series 'Park Theatre, New York' Soup Plate c1820

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A rare soup plate by Ralph Stevenson of Cobridge printed in medium to dark blue with an early New York scene featuring the Park Theatre*. Framed by a striking acorn and oak leaf border from which Stevenson's two series get their name (one features British scenes and this one American). In excellent condition; no chips, cracks or restoration. Some mild age related staining and crazing to the reverse, but nothing to detract.Fine rippled glaze and double foot rim. Printed series mark with Park Theatre New York. Diameter 25.25cm (10in)

*Actor-managers Hallam and Hodgkinson built the city's first world-class performance space The Park Theatre in 1798 on Chatham Street (now called Park Row) and for fifty years helped to make the area around what is now City Hall Park one of the most fashionable districts in the city. Stephen Price took over as manager in 1808 and initiated a system of importing renowned British actors. Success in London almost guaranteed sell out houses in the United States and Price used his British contacts to create a virtual monopoly on talent and every theatre in America had to negotiate with him to book imported stars. 
Specifications
  • Condition:
    New
  • Weight:
    1.2kg