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215. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971). Ceramic cup, saucer, plate from the "Moby Dick" pattern. Ceramic dinnerware set. Vernon Kilns, Los Angeles, 1939. RBML, Rockwell Kent Collection
Kent produced three patterns for dinnerware manufacture between 1938 and 1940. The "Moby Dick" pattern uses designs of whaling ships and whales different from the Kent drawings in the famous edition of the Melville novel published in 1930. It was issued in a twelve-piece set.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred C. Berol, Dan Burne Jones, Corliss Lamont, and Mrs. Arthur Hays Sulzberger, 1971