Wall plate by Jan Parikrupa
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This is a lovely vintage terracotta wall plate by Jan Parikrupa (b 1942) at the Pozdisovce Pottery, Slovakia. It is in a dark brown glaze with traditional Slovak folk art floral decoration. The unglazed base has the round pottery stamp JAN PARIKRUPA POZDISOVCE 138 with jug logo. There is a pierced hanging hole and the original string. Diameter: 9⅝" (24.5 cm) Depth: 1⅞" (4.2 cm) Weight: 549 g It is in good vintage condition with no chips or nibbles. There is an old age-related feint 5 cm hairline stress crack at the left edge. It is difficult to detect unless in a certain light and does not detract from the piece. There is also a smaller 1 cm similar mark at the edge, on the underside. The surface of the plate has some superficial scratches, visible on close scrutiny.