Decorative Arts and Design
Mark on bottom, in blue, is framed in diamond with "R & M" intertwined with "Co" below the initials. Below this in a rococo border is: "THE / ROWLAND & / MARSELLUS Co. / STAFFORDSHIRE / ENGLAND".
Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
Plate with blue transfer printed scenes of Brooklyn, New York. In center of plate is composition focusing on the Brooklyn Bridge with a prospective taken from the Brooklyn side; amidst the clouds, near top of composition is: "SOUVENIR OF BROOKLYN, N.Y.; around the bottom edge is: "NEW YORK & BROOKLYN BRIDGE". A blue and white demi-lune border frames the central circular composition, with triangles in their centers and evenly spaced white dots outside the border. Six ovoid-shaped areas divide the rim, each framed with blue borders, and each containing diverse vistas of Brooklyn. At top (12:00) is the Brooklyn Court House, and at top left horizon is: THE CITY HALL, SQUARE & COURT HOUSE"; followed next (2:00) is a vista of a park and at top is: "FORT GREEN PARK"; followed next (4:00) is the arch at Grand Army Plaza, and at top is: "SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL ARCH", next (6:00) is a park vista which is: tree-lined with pavilions, and at top is: "PROSPECT PARK BOULEVARD ENTRANCE"; next (8:00) is a partially- completed Brooklyn Museum, at the top is "INSTITUTE OF ARTS & SCIENCES"; next (10:00) is a view of a docked ship, and at top is: "BATTLESHIP "MAINE" IN NAVY YARD".
CONDITION: Very good; little wear around bottom of plate; glazed surface very good.
This item is not on view
The Rowland & Marsellus Company (1893-1938). Plate, ca. 1904. Glazed earthenware, 1 1/4 x 10 in. (3.2 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis, 88.153.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.153.10_PS2.jpg)
overall, 88.153.10_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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