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2006.44.1163.3 (RS110269)

Description

Ceramic plate with painted black bottom and black and white handpainted surface decoration of a pair of giraffes. One giraffe is drinking water the other is nibbling leaves from a tree. Nannie Phillips butterfly mark painted by the drinking giraffe's front right foot. Painted to commemorate James Duncan and Nannie Borden Phillips' 1930-1931 trip from Capetown to Cairo.

Details

Maker
Phillips, Nannie Jencks (Borden), 1877-1963 (Painter)
Pottery Workshop of Boston (Manufacturer)
Inscriptions
"P.W. of B" (cut into)
"Mrs. J.D. Phillips" (Handwritten in pencil on cloth label)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Plate
plates (dishes)
Dimensions
6/8 (H), 7 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1163.3
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
194236

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