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Catalog Number 2010.092.019
Description Holbrook-Palmer Soup Bowl, mid-19th century. Mid-19th century French style soup bowl is white with beige colored border and gold painted floral motif along border and in center. Scalloped and textured edge with two opposite sides extending out a bit, forming handles. "2560" written in red on back. Stickers affixed to inside (removed by Dana Neitzel 5/30/2010) said, "OLD GABLES ANTIQUES." Handwritten in blue text was, "Holbrook Palmer / Set of 12 + 2" and "mid 19th Century French Style num[?]."
Object Name Bowl, Soup
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Holbrook-Palmer Soup Bowl, mid-19th century
Date mid 19th Century
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text "2560" (written in red on back). Stickers affixed to inside (removed by Dana Neitzel 5/30/2010) said, "OLD GABLES ANTIQUES." Handwritten in blue text was, "Holbrook Palmer / Set of 12 + 2" and "mid 19th Century French Style num[?]."
Provenance Olive Holbrook Palmer collection of items kept in locked cupboard at Holbrook-Palmer Park after being removed from carriage that is now part of SMCHA's collection.
Notes [http://www.athertondames.org/holbrook-palmer-park-history/] "In 1926, Olive Holbrook Palmer inherited the property, then named Elmwood, and continued to use the residence as a summer home with her husband, Silas Palmer. Upon her death in 1958, Olive Holbrook-Palmer willed the property to the town of Atherton to be used as a recreational park. Her husband had life tenancy and upon his death, it reverted to the Town of Atherton. The Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, a non-profit organization, was then established in 1968, to receive donations for developing the 22 acres into a viable and usable park."
Dimensions H-2 W-1.5 D-9.375 inches
Search Terms Atherton
Dishes
Estates
Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive
Tableware
Subjects Tableware
People Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive