Charger, ca. 1920 Earthenware. Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund. 1995-2-1.
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Circular, slightly concave form featuring overall abstract, variously intersecting, jagged-edged design from which extend plant-like motifs in orange, yellow, black and off-white, all superimposed on large off-white triangle, with orange ground color in background; upper part of charger's perimeter features alternating yellow and off-white series of saw-tooth pattern that wraps approximately halfway around form; all edges of motifs raised and outlined in black, giving a slightly more 3-dimensional quality to overall design; all colors are slightly mottled in appearance; underside glazed in black.