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Plate (France), ca. 1870

This is a Plate. It was designed by Joseph Théodore Deck. It is dated ca. 1870 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

While the Hewitt sisters rarely bought objects that were even close to contemporary, this plate is an exception. Joseph-Théodore Deck, who became director of Sèvres in 1887, was an innovator in ceramics. His glazes produced strong colors and a variety of effects, including the appearance of champlevé enamel in this plate.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled An Inherited Innovation.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 7 x 50 cm (2 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, impressed: "TIDECK"

Cite this object as

Plate (France), ca. 1870; Designed by Joseph Théodore Deck (French, 1823 - 1891); glazed earthenware; H x diam.: 7 x 50 cm (2 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt; 1931-40-37

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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