Plate

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-194236

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

Descriptive Terms

plates (dishes)
Plate

Inscription

"P.W. of B" (cut into)
"Mrs. J.D. Phillips" (Handwritten in pencil 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

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

6/8 (H), 7 1/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1163.3