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Abstract Italian Modernist Ceramic 'Face' Charger



Masterful, large Italian ceramic charger depicting an abstract face with martini. Bold colors and a combination of both flat hand painted and raised decoration give the piece added depth / dimension. There appears to be minor loss to the bridge of the nose (a small piece of loss). However, that could be original, given the crude nature of the piece / unevenness and inconsistency of the applied details. Fitted with a wire for wall-mounting but can used as a tabletop decoration. Signed 'IR1031 Italy' to the underside. Measures: H 2" x L 15" x D 12".


  • Dimensions
    Height: 2 in. (5.08 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Possible loss to the bridge of the nose. However, could be original to the design.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1444213679671

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
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