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.
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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.