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Boris Deutsch, American, (1892–1978)
Plate, 1955
Porcelain
7 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 1 1/8 in. (19.05 cm x 19.05 cm x 2.86 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Credit Line: Estate of Boris Deutsch
Accession Number: 81.6.100


Marks
Label, "82" on back.

Medium
Thrown porcelain. Background of black and orange is sprayed onto the plate using fine mist of paints or glazes, and the design is painted in. Back of plate uses similar spraying technique, but with a less finer mist, causing a speckled look on the back using black paint or glaze. Clear crackle overglaze.

Object Description
A mottled black and white background on the top one-third of the plate, and a mottled orange background for the lower two-thirds. The abstract design is of the heads of four Latin American-style natives in green and brown, with long green ribbons on either side.

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