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China fruit/dessert bowls from the Rock Rest Tourist Home

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Noritake Co., Limited, Japanese, founded 1876  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
paint on leaf (metal) porcelain
H x W x D: 1 1/8 × 5 3/16 × 5 3/16 in. (2.8 × 13.2 × 13.2 cm)
Diameter: 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
dinner services
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Asia
ca. 1933
Twelve (12) Noritake fruit/dessert bowls, pattern N1323 (ca. 1933), from the Rock Rest Tourist Home. Each bowl has a white, round well at the bottom of the bowl, surrounded by a wide cream band that runs around the lip of the bowl. The lip is also decorated with three (3) yellow, dark pink, blue, and green floral sprays. The white center and cream band are divided with a thin, green scalloped band with yellow triangles. A second thin, green band with a gilt edge decorates the edge of the bowls. The back base of the bowl is white with a Noritake stamp. The backstamp is a green arabesque wreath with yellow fill and a large, arabesque, black [M] at the center. Black text stamped above and below the wreath reads [NORITAKE] at the top and [JAPAN] at the bottom.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Business  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
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Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture