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Dinner Plate with Kipling Quote, 1 of 12

Decorative Arts and Design

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
    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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