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Plate - Four Seasons: Autumn
  • Four Seasons: Autumn
    Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010
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Four Seasons: Autumn

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Selb (made)
    Chelsea (pattern)

  • Date:

    1958-59 (made)
    1958 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (designer)
    Rosenthal (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Selb (made)
Chelsea (pattern)


1958-59 (made)
1958 (designed)


Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (designer)
Rosenthal (manufacturer)

Object history note

Lucienne Day began designing for Rosenthal after meeting with the director Philip Rosenthal and Seibert Göppinger, director of Göppinger Kaliko-und Kunstlerderwerke GmbH, which made printed plastic fabrics, in 1957. Simplicity of design was essential, some in outline, others overlaid with panes of pattern, or mottled effects. Lucienne Day's relationship with Göppinger was short lived, but she continued to work with Rosenthal for twelve years.
Luicienne Day's earlier patterns for Rosenthal were all overtly experimental. However, from a technical point of view, some of her designs proved difficult to execute, therefore her later production designs became simpler in concept, with central motifs abandoned in favour of patterned bands or borders.

Descriptive line

Porcelain plate, 'Four Seasons: Autumn' pattern, designed by Lucienne Day, made by Rosenthal, porcelain printed in tobacco enamel, designed 1958.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lesley Jackson, Mitchell Beazley, 2001. 'Robin and Lucienne Day Pioneers of Contemporary Design', Great Britain, p. 92-96



Production Type

Mass produced


Ceramics Collection

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