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Dinner Plate with Kipling Quote, 1 of 12

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Made: Limoges, France
  • DATES copyright 1910
    DIMENSIONS height: 1 in. (2.54 cm) diameter: 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm)
    MARKINGS under glaze in blue: "DESIGNED & COPYRIGHTED / by / MARY BACON JONES / Wm GUERIN & Co. / FRANCE / LIMOGES" underglaze in green: "LIMOGES / W.G. / & Co. / FRANCE' Between Scroll
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.145.17
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner Plate, Porcelain. White Body. Cream ground. Blue/gray border to rim edge. Rim with inscription in five two line sections with entwined pink and blue/green snakes between each section: "THERE: ARE: THE: FOUR / THAT: ARE: NEVER" "CONTENT: THAT: HAVE: NEVER / BEEN: FILLED: SINCE" "THE: DEWS: BEGAN / JACALAS; MOUTH" "AND: THE: GLUT: OF: THE: KITE: AND" "THE: HANDS: OF: THE: APE / AND: THE: EYES: OF: MAN". Center with two long thick entwined snakes, one cream and light brown, other gray/brown with light-blue markings. Naked child with blue hair holding blue staff in coiled snake at bottom. One of a set of twelve dinner plates, all different, with quotes from R. Kipling; see 1990.145.16 - .27 CONDITION - Very good original condition.
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