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Myrton Purkiss, American, b. 1916
Plate, c. 1950
6 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. x 1 in. (17.46 cm x 17.46 cm x 2.54 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Thrown
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Jean Goodwin Ames
Accession Number: 76.2.41

"The Potters Art in California, 1885 - 1955," Oakland Museum, August 22 - October 1, 1978; Lang Gallery, November 3 - December 17, 1978.

Thrown earthenware plate. The back is sprayed with green, black, olive, and white paint to create a speckled appearance. The front of the plate has a speckled olive glaze with a geometric design applied to the plate with white glaze. Black paint or ink was used to create a floral design on the front of the plate.

Object Description
Plate with green, black, white and olive speckled back. Front has speckled olive background with a pattern of white rectangles and thin black lines and flowers on the front.

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