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This and 11 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Plate Set (France).

Object Timeline

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1932

  • Work on this object began.

1942

  • Work on this object ended.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

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Dinner Plate (France), ca. 1937

This is a dinner plate. It was designed by Jean Luce and made by Charles Ahrenfeldt. It is dated ca. 1937 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is glazed, molded porcelain with enamel, gold, and platinum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Exhibited at the 1937 Paris International Exposition, this plate’s red-orange enamel field features three L-shaped decorative bands, two in gold and one in platinum. The bold graphics and precious metals, together with the background color and the clean geometric shape, achieve a combination of revolution and luxury that demonstrates art deco style.

This object was donated by James M. Osborn and catalogued by Janet Thorpe. It is credited Gift of James M. Osborn.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Coffeepot And Lid, 1935
  • porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1992-10-8-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.5 x 21.3 cm (1 x 8 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, in red overglaze, two crossed "L"s within upright rectangle, "France" beneath; in green underglaze on D,E, & L: "France / CA in monogram/...?...DEPOSE"

Cite this object as

Dinner Plate (France), ca. 1937; Designed by Jean Luce (French, 1895–1964); glazed, molded porcelain with enamel, gold, and platinum; H x diam.: 2.5 x 21.3 cm (1 x 8 3/8 in.); Gift of James M. Osborn; 1969-97-14-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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