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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 1/16 in. (2.7 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 1990.145.22
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of DeLancey Thorn Grant in memory of her mother, Louise Floyd-Jones Thorn
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dinner Plate, Porcelain. White body. Outer rim border of continuous elephant heads in mauve and gray. Inner rim border in beige with inscription: "ALL - THINGS - MADE - HE - SHIVA - THE - PRESERVER - MAHADEO! - MAHADEO! - HE - MADE - ALL - THORN - FOR - THE - CAMEL - FODDER - FOR - THE - KINE - AND - MOTHERS - HEART - FOR - SLEEPY - HEAD - O - LITTLE - SON - OF - MINE". Gray band at inner rim. Center with gray ground. At center gray elephant in profile with diminutive figure astride, encircled by of continuous elephant heads in mauve and gray with white tusks One of a set of twelve dinner plates, all different, with quotes from R. Kipling; see 1990.145.16 - .27 CCONDITION - Very good original condition.
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