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Plate with geometric decoration

Black exterior, polychrome geometric decoration on yellow crazed glaze on interior, red concentric rings at rim. Wire for wall hanging inserted through foot of plate.

Signed

Signed "M. Purkiss" in black on patch of white glaze inside foot ring, also signed "Purkiss" in blue below geometric design on foot. Red paper label on back: "AN ORIGINAL / DESIGN BY / M PURKISS / CERAMICS / NO DUPLICATES" and printed paper label "443".

Provenance

April 25, 1994, sold by Mark McDonald, New York, to Philip E. Aarons; December 2012, gift of Aarons to the MFA. (Accession date: Februrary 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons in honor of Jules and Jeanette Aarons

mid 20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 24.1 cm (1 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1148

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics