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Sample Plate (Bavaria), 1948

This is a Sample plate. It was manufactured by Nymphenburg Porzellan. It is dated 1948 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is molded, enameled and glazed hard-paste porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This plate documents color palettes popular in Germany just after World War II, and shows a gradation of each color from light to dark.

It is credited Gift of Michele Oka Doner in honor of Lisa Roberts.

  • Vase (USA), 1915
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Ruth Friedman in memory of Harry G. Friedman.
  • 1966-3-19

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

  • Sample Plate (Denmark), 1930s
  • moulded and glazed porcelain, with enamelled color.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 2003-5-4

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2 × 19 cm (13/16 × 7 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

underglaze green Nymphenberg below a shield surmounted by a crown on underside center

Cite this object as

Sample Plate (Bavaria), 1948; Manufactured by Nymphenburg Porzellan (Germany); molded, enameled and glazed hard-paste porcelain; H x diam.: 2 × 19 cm (13/16 × 7 1/2 in.); Gift of Michele Oka Doner in honor of Lisa Roberts; 2014-52-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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