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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 1990.145.24
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner Plate, Porcelain. White body. Cream border at rim edge. Middle rim with border of nine running elephants interspersed with summarily rendered trees. At inner rim inscription, beginning with pink bat: "HE * KNEW = THAT * WHEN - THE * JUNGLE -. - MOVES - ONLY * WHITE * MEN - CAN - TO - TURN - IT * ASIDE". At center plate on cream ground with four pink roof huts, encircled by two broad bands with animals; outer with yellow/green antelope-like beasts; inner with gray and pink boars. 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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