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Decorative bowl from the Rock Rest Tourist Home

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
silver on metal
H x W x D: 2 1/2 × 6 13/16 × 6 13/16 in. (6.4 × 17.3 × 17.3 cm)
bowls (vessels)
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Japan, Asia
A silver plated decorative bowl from the Rock Rest Tourist Home. The bowl is round with a wide, flat lip, and a footed base. The lip is decorated with an alternating fleur-de-lis and dart pattern along the edge. The body of the bowl is slotted with the metal strips alternating between thin plain strips and a wider strips decorated with a relief foliate pattern. At the flat center of the bowl is a stamped floral pattern that repeats three times. The exterior sides of the bowl and pedestal are smooth and plain. The pedestal attaches at the base of the of bowl and is decorated at the top with two concentric stepped bands. The hallow pedestal narrows at the center and then tapers outwards at the base. Printed in relief, molded text on the bottom of the bowl is [MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN] below a stylized rising sun.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Cooking and dining  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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Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture