Russian Constructivist El Lissitzky spent much of his time in Germany in the early to mid-1920s. The design for this earthenware charger features strong geometrical patterns and the contrasting red and black favored by Constructivists and members of the De Stijl movement, to which Lissitzky was closely linked.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 3 × 31 cm (1 3/16 × 12 3/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On uderside:  Cross in rectangle? [impressed]  2854 [impressed]
Cite this object as
Platter Platter; Attributed to El Lissitzky ; earthenware; H x diam.: 3 × 31 cm (1 3/16 × 12 3/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-41-7
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.