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Charleston Exchange, South Carolina and United States Bank, Savannah, Georgia


Exchange – Charleston; Branch Bank of the United States, Savannah

Description:    Tureen, 9.5” in dark blue with a border of conventional leaf design and repetitive rose and leaf medallions around the foot. There are two open handles with a circular leaf on each end of the tureen. One side of the tureen is taken up by the Charleston Exchange building with front steps and a handrail running left to right up to a first floor landing. The entrance consists of three open arches with arched windows to the left and right of the entrance. There are three windows above the entrance topped by a pediment featuring a circular window. Two equidistant Palladian windows complement the second floor of the building. There are trees framing the building on the left and right with a dwelling in the right background. The reverse side of the tureen consists of the Savannah Bank building which is one story high with six columns in the center and two arched windows on the right and left of the entrance. There are clouds above the building, a dwelling house in the left background and feathery-leaved trees framing the building. In front of the bank is a couple standing locked arm-in-arm
Potter: John & William Ridgway, 1814-1830 (Cauldon Place) Hanley
Date: ca. 1825

Joshua Shaw (1776-1860) Illustrator, William G. Mason, (fl. 1822-1845) Engraver


(Reverse) Printed on back of plate is blue cartouche: (above) EXCHANGE CHARLESTON.  (below cartouche) BANK SAVANNAH

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Engraved by William G. Mason after a drawing by Joshua Shaw and published in Commercial Directory; containing, a Topographical Description, Extent and Production of Different Sections of the Union….Philadelphia: Published by J. C. Kayser & Co. J. Maxwell, printer, 1823. Charleston Exchange is inserted between pages viii and 1.  (Above building) Commercial Information / Relative to  / the / State / of / South Carolina.  (Below building) Drawn by J. Shaw  Engd. By W.G. Mason. / Exchange – Charleston/ Philadelphia / Published by J.C. Kayser & Co. / 1823 .
 Savannah Bank engraving is inserted between pages 38 and 39. (Above building) Commercial Information / Relative to  / the / State / of / Georgia. (Below building) Drawn by J. Shaw. William Jay Architect.  Engraved By W.G. Mason. / Branch Bank of the United States / Savannah/ Philadelphia / Published by J.C. Kayser & Co. / 1823.

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