CMC S94-37283

Maker: Podmore, Walker & Co.; Staffordshire, England; ca. 1845; transfer printed earthenware; pattern name: "British America" (view of Kingston, Lake Ontario). CMC 980.111.299

Canadian consumers could choose among an extensive variety of printed blue designs on ceramics. Some favoured scenes of their own country, such as this one showing a view of Kingston, situated by Lake Ontario. Some of these Canadian landscapes were destined for non-Canadian markets, since the Staffordshire industry was responding to a general interest in landscape designs on ceramics.