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MEDIUM Celadon glazed with brushed decoration
DATES ca. 1975
DIMENSIONS Height: 3 5/16 in. - diameter: 16 1/8 in. (8.4 x 41.0 cm.) 98.4 x 41.0 cm.)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE signed in cobalt, underglaze, on bottom center: Bacera.
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
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CAPTION Ralph Bacerra (American, 1938-2008). Charger, ca. 1975. Celadon glazed with brushed decoration, Height: 3 5/16 in. - diameter: 16 1/8 in. (8.4 x 41.0 cm.). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1990.156.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1990.156.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Charger, porcelain. Circular, deeply dished charger with wide rim. Rim is scalloped; impressed and incised with lines conforming to scallop shape of outer rim and fan-like forms; glazed pale celadon. Interior of charger is white with calligraphic decoration of four cobalt blossoms of varied size and foliage. On underside of charger, the rim decoration comprises scalloped, incised and impressed lines. On sides of dish are four blossoms in cobalt connected by foliage, between line borders. There is a double foot rim and within the inner rim is a blossom and the artist's signature. CONDITION - Undamaged.
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