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Catalog Number 2010.092.025B
Description Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Saucer, mid-19th century. One of a set of three (2010.092.018A-C) Rose Canton china saucers from Holbrook-Palmer Estate. Round fine china saucer painted in gold, pinks, greens and blues. Border depicts birds and dragons. There is a center gold circle with a bird and flower. Plate interior is divided into four sections, also depicting birds and flowers.
Object Name Saucer
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Holbrook-Palmer Rose Canton Saucer, mid-19th century
Date mid 19th Century
Creator Unknown
Inscription Text none
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 Dia-6.25 inches
Search Terms Atherton
Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive
Subjects Tableware
People Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive