European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Dessert Plate: "Penitentiary, Philadelphia"
or Limoges, France, Europe
Decorated by the shop of Louis Marie François Rihouët, Paris, 1818 - 1855. After a drawing by C. Burton.
Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration
Currently not on view
1964-115-22Gift of Mrs. John Penn Brock, 1964
LabelThis 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.