California: Vernon Kilns, (1939). 14-inch chop plate. A magnificent example from a full line of dinnerware offered by Vernon Kilns in collaboration with Rockwell Kent. Adapted from Kent's identically titled account of his residence in Greenland, the Salamina set boasts a rotation of three illustrations of native Greenland women in nostalgic, almost epic poses. The one pictured here, considered the "main character" of the three because she features on the main dinnerware elements, kneels grandly over a mountainous landscape, dwarfing the dwelling and bird's nest below her. The plate is hand-tinted, an additional step unique to the Salamina series (Kent's other collaborative sets, Our America and Moby Dick, were only transfer-printed). The verso states "Salamina / Designed by / Rockwell Kent / Vernon Kilns / Made in U.S.A." This plate has been framed in pewter with handles at the sides. Trace instances of mild scuffing, else fine. Item #31049
(Nelson, pp. 42-44).