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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Staffordshire, England
  • DATES ca. 1904
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 10 in. (3.2 x 25.4 cm)
    MARKINGS 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".
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 88.153.10
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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