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Four Seasons: Autumn

1958-59 (made), 1958 (designed)
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Brief Description
Porcelain plate, 'Four Seasons: Autumn' pattern, designed by Lucienne Day, made by Rosenthal, porcelain printed in tobacco enamel, designed 1958.
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
'Rosenthal / GERMANY' (Maker's mark, printed)
Credit line
Given by The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation
Object history
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Lesley Jackson, Mitchell Beazley, 2001. 'Robin and Lucienne Day Pioneers of Contemporary Design', Great Britain, p. 92-96
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record createdJanuary 31, 2013
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