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Platter from "Hallcraft Tomorrow's Classic" Service Platter, 1952

This is a Platter. It was designed by Eva Zeisel and manufactured by Hall China Company. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars, The Mel Byars Collection of 20th Century Design.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6 x 43 x 27.5 cm (2 3/8 x 16 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, in blue: [1] HALLCRAFT [2] CLASSIC [3] SHAPE BY [4] Hallcraft logo: white 'HC' (conjoined) within gray rectangle with curved corners [5]Eva Zeisel [6] MADE IN U.S.A. BY HALL CHINA CO.

Cite this object as

Platter from "Hallcraft Tomorrow's Classic" Service Platter, 1952; Designed by Eva Zeisel (American, b. Hungary, 1906–2011); USA; earthenware; H x W x D: 6 x 43 x 27.5 cm (2 3/8 x 16 15/16 x 10 13/16 in.); Gift of Mel Byars, The Mel Byars Collection of 20th Century Design; 1990-15-20

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