Shape Type: Dinner & Dessert Wares

Pattern Type: Landscapes and Waterscapes

Date: 1884-1890


  • Diameter: 9.75 in (24.765 cm)

Maker: Wallis Gimson & Co.

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An octagonal aesthetic movement earthenware plate printed in dark brown with under glaze painting in shades of fuchsia or red, golden yellow, green, and blue. The border features a double row of geometric shapes along the rim and the central pattern consists of wildflowers and blooming orchids surrounding two cartouches; one of the Pantheon in Rome and another of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

 The Pantheon is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome.  It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age in the world.  It has been in continuous use throughout its history.  Although the identity of the Pantheon's primary architect remains uncertain, it is largely assigned to Apollodorus of Damascus. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church.

The Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States, stretches 5,989 feet over the East River connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. On completion, it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and the first steel-wire suspension bridge. Since its opening, it has become an iconic part of the New York skyline.