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Union Line #1

Pattern Category: Naval and Marine

Series: Shell Border, Irregular or Grotto-Shaped Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 9.25 inches


This plate shows the Union Line vessel.  The old Union Line was formed in 1820 to run between Philadelphia and New York. It was the most popular of all the lines between those two cities.  References note the resemblance of this view to the Chief Justice Marshall, Troy Line version, although close inspection reveals a number of differences in the ship and its rigging.