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What is this?

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.

This is a charger from Netherlands. It is dated ca. 1920 and we acquired it in 1995. Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

Its medium is

earthenware

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 4 x 35.6 cm (1 9/16 in. x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: unglazed circular reserve with "Delft" painted in center as well as factory mark (silhouette of vessel with letter "n" painted on it's body).

This object was manufactured by Porcelaine de Flys, Holland

This object was fund: Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and purchased from Historical Design Inc.

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