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Lidded Box

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Boris Deutsch, American, (1892–1978)
Lidded Box, 1953
5 1/2 in. x 6 3/4 in. x 1 in. (13.97 cm x 17.15 cm x 2.54 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Cast
Credit Line: Estate of Boris Deutsch
Accession Number: 81.6.54 a, b

Signed on lid. Label: "1" on the back of the box.

Cast porcelain lidded box with paint or glaze sprayed in a fine mist, or possibly sponged onto the box to create a mottled effect. The design and black outlining is brushed in with paint or glaze. A clear crackle overglaze covers the box and lid.

Object Description
The lid has a green, blue, orange mottled glazed background and the image of two female abstract figures in white with heavy black outlining. The figure on the right is sitting on a green seat, and the figure on the left is standing with her arms raised. The box has a green and blue mottled glaze on the exterior with white porcelain interior. There is a clear crackle glaze on the interior and exterior of the box and the lid.

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