Ernst Lichtblau Platter

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Ernst Lichtblau Platter

1,400.00

$1,400

United States
circa 1951

Minimalist, ethereally slender and shallow platter of aluminum with its original white baked enamel paint. By Austrian/American designer Ernst Lichtblau, produced by Joseph Franken, New York City, circa 1951. Lichtblau (1883-1963) trained as an architect and engineer in Vienna and in master classes with Otto Wagner. Lichtblau worked as a freelance architect in Austria and as a designer was associated with both the German Werkbund and Wiener Werkstatte. He arrived in America in 1939, becoming a professor of interior design at RISD. His large baked enamel platters won MoMA Good Design recognition in the early 1950s, and are part of MoMA's permanent collection. Signed with the artist's name (Design Lichtblau) and manufacturer's initial. With also a good design paper label.

Condition
Fine original condition, with original baked enamel paint and original MoMA Good Design paper label. Only minor wear consistent with age and use.

Measurements
Height:  1 in.
Diameter:  15 in.

Specifications
Number of items:  1
Materials/techniques:  Aluminum with baked enamel paint

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