Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-194221

Description

Large ceramic bowl with black painted bottom and handpainted black and white surface decoration. Bowl depicts a large map of Africa surrounded by African amimals and trees. Nannie Phillips butterfly mark painted below the word "Africa." Map traces James Duncan and Nannie Borden Phillips' 1930-1931 trip from Capetown to Cairo. Nannie Borden Phillips butterfly mark on bottom along with P.W.of B. stamp.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bowls (vessels)
Bowl

Inscription

Butterfly mark (Nannie Borden Phillips butterfly mark with small head, one antennae, diamond shaped wings and fish shaped body)
"P.W. of B." (cut into)
"Phillips/Mrs. J.D." (Handwritten on cloth label)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Phillips, Nannie Jencks (Borden), 1877-1963 (Painter)
Pottery Workshop of Boston (Manufacturer)

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

3 1/4 (H), 14 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1163.1