Purchase, Barrie A. and Deedee Wigmore Foundation Gift, 2004
Not on view
Formerly an important decorator at Royal Worcester, Callowhill most likely painted this ornate plate, which is signed and inscribed with a Brooklyn address, shortly after his arrival in the United States.
Marking: On reverse: painted with gilt three-point crown; painted in red: Jas. C. Callowhill / 144 Java St./ Brooklyn E.D. Later paper label (handwritten in ink on applied paper label affixed with tape): " 1 ROYAL WORCESTER PLATE / BY CALLOWAY. ONLY 2 MADE / AFTER HE LEFT WORCESTER / FOR AMERICA"
From Nicolaus Boston, London, England; January, 2004. No other provenance known.