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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Selb (made)
    Chelsea (pattern)

  • Date:

    1958-1962

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (pattern)
    Rosenthal (manufactured)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, enamel, glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation

  • Museum number:

    C.139-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Selb (made)
Chelsea (pattern)

Date

1958-1962

Artist/maker

Lucienne Day, born 1917 - died 2010 (pattern)
Rosenthal (manufactured)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, enamel, glaze

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

Prototype plate, decorated with a pattern, probably designed by Lucienne Day for Rosenthal, porcelain printed in blue, designed ca.1958-62.

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.

Materials

Porcelain; Enamel; Ceramic glaze

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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