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Object ID #404536575

This is a platter. It was attributed to El Lissitzky. It is dated ca. 1923 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is 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
  • molded and glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2015-41-8

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Charger (France)
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2006-27-3
This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Object ID #908038735
  • oil on canvas.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland....
  • 48.2016.18

Its dimensions are

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

It has the following markings

On uderside: [1] Cross in rectangle? [impressed] [2] 2854 [impressed]

Cite this object as

Object ID #404536575; Attributed to El Lissitzky ; 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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