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Mitchell and Freeman's China Warehouse, Boston
a design by William Adams, for more on this pattern click here

Transatlantic trade

This plate by William Adams depicts the retail warehouse of Mitchell and Freeman, situated at the dockside in Boston. The store has four storeys of windows, and a man in the doorway looks on as a group of workers deliver crates and hogsheads of pottery that have arrived on the ships docked in the background.  This scene must have played almost daily in ports on the eastern seaboard of the United States as exports from the Staffordshire Potteries flooded the American market.


Pottery Exporters & Importers
American Buyers
American Collectors