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Charleston Exchange, South Carolina


Exchange – Charleston


Platter 8.5” x 6” in dark blue with a border of repetitive rose and leaf medallions. The entire face of the platter is taken up by the Charleston Exchange building with 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. Trees frame the building on the left and right and a rider on a horse is in the right foreground with a dwelling in the right background.

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 in top half of blue cartouche: (above) EXCHANGE CHARLESTON.  [The remainder of the mark is missing]

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Engraved by W.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. Engraving is inserted between pages viii and 1 (one).  (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.

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