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Earthenware plate, cast, glazed in white.
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Diameter: 194 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Part of the 'Kilta' range of tableware designed by Kaj Franck in 1948 and introduced in 1953. The colours were intended to mix and match and include deep brown, white, bottle green and yellow. See Finnish Modern Design, exhibition catalogue, New York, Bard Graduate Center, 1998, pp. 224-5. For more images of this range of tableware see, Hans Wichmann, 'Industrial Design , Unikate, Serienerzeugnisse. Die Neue Sammlung, Ein neuer Museumtype des 20. Jahrunderts', Munich 1986, p. 123.
See also 2000, 11-7,1-8 for others in this series.
The 1963 survey, E. Zahle (ed.), 'Scandinavian Domestic Design', London 1963, fig. 327, p. 229, noted that this heat-proof plate in high-fired earthenware was 'easy to make because of its straight-profiled rim. Made in five colours: white, black, yellow, blue and green . . . This inexpensive series is very comprehensive and the several well-chosen colours allow a large number of individual combinations.'
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by the donors following their marriage in 1961 along with other Scandinavian household items and furniture. See memoir from Geoffrey Frankham on object file.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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