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Plate

A work made of earthenware.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware.

Date:

1780–1820

Artist:

Artist unknown (American, 18th–19th century)
Pennsylvania German

About this artwork

Unlike the Art Institute’s plate by Rudolph Drach (see 1907.122) on which the maker inscribed his name, many objects in the Pennsylvania German tradition are unmarked, obscuring authorship for subsequent generations. Creamy white slip (which appears yellow due to the lead glaze on top of it) was applied to the surface of this plate, onto which sgraffito decoration was incised. The addition of lightly applied copper oxide created green accents across the plate. Pennsylvania German vessels are further characterized by bold designs of tulips, stars, and hearts. This octagonal plate incorporates another tradition motif—the stylized pomegranate.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Artist unknown

Title

Plate

Place

Pennsylvania (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

c. 1780–1820

Medium

Earthenware

Dimensions

3.2 × 23.5 cm (1 1/4 × 9 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Atlan Ceramic Club Fund

Reference Number

1923.313

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