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Plate, Theme and Variation

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: Milan, Italy
  • DATES ca. 1954
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (1.3 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm)
    MARKINGS On underside of base, transfer printed in black: "[human eye]/TEMA E/VARIAZIONI/6/[hand with paint brush]/FORNASETTI . MILANO/MADE IN ITALY".
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2005.37.6
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Jane Adams Breed
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small circular dished porcelain plate with transfer-printed decoration of a woman's face in black on white ground with a large, gaping black crack running vertically through face, wider at top. Number 6 from 7 piece Tema e Variazioni series.
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