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86/19 Door furniture, finger plates (2), glass / metallic transfer prints, possibly made in France, 1900-1910. Click to enlarge.

Finger plates for doors from France

Made
  • 1900-1910
Door furniture, finger plates (2), glass / metallic transfer prints, possibly made in France, 1900-1910

One finger plate shows two female figures with flowing drapes on an apricot ground, one playing cymblas while the other dances. The other finger plate shows a pair of female figures in flowing drapes on a blue ground with one playing the lyre and one reclining holding a vine.

Summary

Object No.

86/19

Object Statement

Door furniture, finger plates (2), glass / metallic transfer prints, possibly made in France, 1900-1910

Physical Description

Door furniture, finger plates (2), glass / metallic transfer prints, possibly made in France, 1900-1910

One finger plate shows two female figures with flowing drapes on an apricot ground, one playing cymblas while the other dances. The other finger plate shows a pair of female figures in flowing drapes on a blue ground with one playing the lyre and one reclining holding a vine.

Production

Made

  • 1900-1910

Possibly made

History

Notes

The donor believes his grandfather, Frank Grimley, bought the finger plates in France while on a two year world trip in 1905. His wife Amy Grimley, would not let him put the plates on the doors.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Gordon King, 1986

Acquisition Date

7 January 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Finger plates for doors from France 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 October 2021, <https://ma.as/61418>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/61418 |title=Finger plates for doors from France |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=26 October 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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