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Boris Deutsch, American, (1892–1978)
Plate, c. 1955
Porcelain
6 in. x 6 in. x 1 in. (15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x 2.54 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Credit Line: Estate of Boris Deutsch
Accession Number: 81.6.6


Marks
Label: "35," and remnant of old sticker on the back of the plate.

Medium
Thrown porcelain plate with dark green paint/glaze sponged onto the edges of the plate to create a mottled effect. The design is painted onto the plate with paints and/or glazes. Black paint/glaze is sprayed onto the back of the plate to create a speckled effect. A clear crackle overglaze covers the top and the bottom of the plate.

Object Description
Round porcelain plate with dark green mottled edges and a white center in the background. Over this background is an image of four abstracted Latin American-style native heads. There is one head on the right side with a blue and red headdress, and three heads on the left. Two are less detailed in green, with a third head in brown underneath them (the three heads on the left side are stacked on top of each other like a totem pole). There is a black and white speckled glaze on the back of the plate.

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