This is a vintage DeSimone piece that measures 10" diameter & stands 1" It is a big bold flower in the center of the plate in yellowish/orangeish color with leaves of brown and highlighted by the rim in bright red. The plate has a 2" closed crack on the front, that barely goes through the glaze (it is priced accordingly). No cracks, no flea bites, no crazing it is otherwise in wonderful condition. The back is signed DeSimone 6h. Note: Giovanni DeSimone (1931-1991) was a versatile ceramist and painter whose works can be seen in museums around the world. Greatly influenced as a result of his extensive study with Picasso when he was a young man, DeSimone developed bright colors and simple lines to portray his beloved Sicily and the Mediterranean. In 1953 he was the first winner of the "Arte Applicata Regione Sicilia". In the United States his works are shown in Rockefeller Center Museum, The Gallery of Art at Connecticut State University as well as many public and private collections.
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