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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 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
    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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