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Charger, ca. 1923

This is a Charger. It is dated ca. 1923 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is molded and glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Russian Constructivist El Lissitzky spent much of his time in Germany in the early to mid-1920s. The design for this earthenware charger features strong geometrical patterns and the contrasting red and black favored by Constructivists and members of the De Stijl movement, to which Lissitzky was closely linked.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

  • Plate, ca. 1923
  • molded and glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2015-41-8

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 3 × 31 cm (1 3/16 × 12 3/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Charger, ca. 1923; molded and glazed earthenware; H x diam.: 3 × 31 cm (1 3/16 × 12 3/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-41-7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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