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Advertising platter

Object Number: 
2002.1.3188
Date: 
1888-1900
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
11 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Description: 
A large rectangular cream colored ceramic platter with scalloped edges and a black and white photolithograph of a woman in a low-cut, narrow-waisted dress surrounded by the words "Spark's Perfect Health/ For Kidney and Liver Diseases/ Compliments of the Spark's Medicine Company, Camden, N.J." Spark's Perfect Helath was patented in 1888 and was probably manufactured up to the era of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group