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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 3/4 in. (27.3 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 1990.145.20
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner Plate, Porcelain. Cream ground. Green border to rim edge. Wide border of four paired brown and blue birds with white u-shaped worm between each pair. Inscription in two parts on brown ground with green band above and below. Inscription above: "PRAISE - WITH - NIGHTINGALE - WORDS - NAY - I - WILL - PRAISE - HIM - INSTEAD". Inscription below: " HEAR! -I-WILL-SING-YOU- THE-PRAISE-OF-THE- BOTTLE-TAILED-RIKKI-WITH-EYEBALLS-OF-RED". Center with oval medallion with blue border with green rodent-like animal with red eyes on brown ground superimposed on green tails of two opposed green, brown and blue snake-like creatures. 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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