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Winter View of Pittsfield, Mass

Pattern Category: Places

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 14 inches


This platter has four medallions in the border as opposed to plates which have either two or three medallions and which often exclude the woman in the foreground. This scene is part of a very popular series of platters, plates and vegetable dishes manufactured by Clews. The prominent Elm was known for its size and beauty, and the fence was erected around it in 1820 to protect it.  However the tree was struck by lightning and was taken down in 1861.  The central building is the First Congregational Church, (1793-1853), the right hand structure was the Town Hall.  The far left structure was the Berkshire Hotel (1826-66).