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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 13/16 in. (27.5 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 1990.145.19
    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. Gray border at rim edge. Inner rim with band of repeated feather or leaf motif in light-pink, gray and mauve. Inscription on inner rim with pink and light-blue bands above and below: "THAT - IS - THE - NOISE - OF - THE - SPRING - A - VIBRATING - BOOM - WHICH - IS - NEITHER - BEES - NOR - FALLING - WATER - NOR - THE - WIND - IN - THE - TREE - TOPS - BUT - THE - PURRING - OF - THE - WARN (sic) - HAPPY - WORLD". Center of plate with opposed light-blue and pink peacocks with recumbent nude below, against a mandoria of abstracted tail feathers. 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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