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Object ID # 1959.001.009
Object Name Plate, Decorative
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 19th-century?
Made Royal Munich
Place of Origin Munich, Germany
Description This is an ornamental eight-inch glazed ceramic (porcelain) plate from Munich Germany. In the centre of the plate there is a colourful illustration (copied from Raphael's art) of a mother and two children. The background and border is white, with lots of gilt decor.
Makers mark Transfer-printed mark on the underside, of a crest with a standing lion with a crest to the left at the top half, and vertical stripes below. "ROYAL" is above the crest, and "MUNICH" is below. The base ring area is also transfer-printed with "7207". There is a blue-cloured beehive-shaped mark as well on the underside.
Provenance This plate was given to a clergyman, Dr. Arthur Harding Priest (b. 1891-d. 1958), in recognition of his services to the Anglican church.
This plate, and its mate, were donated to Grey Roots Museum as a memorial to Dr. A. Harding Priest of Owen Sound, Ontario.
The plates were given to the Priests in recognition of his services to the Anglican Church.

The Royal Munich mark is often on hand-painted porcelains. Sometimes Zeh, Scherzer & Co. is on the wares as well (a Bavarian maker). This plate has transfer prints. It is likely from the late 19th-century to early 20th-century time period, but more research is needed to verify exactly when Royal Munich produced it.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Transfer Print
Dimensions D-3.2 Dia-25.1 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Priest, Dr. Arthur Harding
Priest, Stella
Function This is a decorative art plate, which was accompanied with another one, and formerly displayed on a wooden plate rack (see RELATED items).