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Catalog Number 2010.092.026
Description Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dish, mid-19th century. Rose Canton china six-sided dish from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Fine china dish painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Scenes along border and circle in center depict flowers and fruit. Two additional scenes in border depict three Chinese(?) figures.
Object Name Dish, Eating
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Dish, mid-19th century
Date mid 19th Century
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text "4.00 / chip" (handwritten paper sticker removed from back by Dana Neitzel 5/30/2010)
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 [] "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."

[] "Contemporary with the various blue and white "Canton" decoration...came a series of polychrome enameled decoration such as the Mandarin and the various "Rose" patterns such as Rose Medallion, Rose Mandarin, Rose Canton and the Cabbage and the Bird and Butterfly patterns. Most of these were made between the years 1840 and 1880 exclusively for export. Around 1860-80 simplified variations of these decoration appeared against a Celadon ground. Some variations and especially the "Rose Medallion" and "Rose Mandarin" are still being produced. Because of a world wide depression in the mid 1880's much of the world trade seems to have come to a standstill."
Dimensions H-0.875 W-5.625 D-5.625 inches
Search Terms Atherton
Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive
Subjects Tableware
People Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive