"Boonton" platter

1948–late 1950s
Designed by Belle Kogan (American, 1902–2000), Manufactured by Boonton Molding Company (active 1920–1981)


Object Place: Boonton, New Jersey

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 35.6 x 25.9 cm (1 1/8 x 14 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.540

Medium or Technique

Melamine (plastic)

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Plastics

The oval sea foam green platter has a flat center with curved edges rising to a thin lip with two opposing, gradually flared handles running along the bottom right and upper left sides.

Markings

MADE IN/Boonton/N.J./U.S.A./606-14 1/2 (Boonton is in script)

Provenance

Early history unknown; purchased by Barbara and Gerald Ward, Portsmouth, NH, at various dealers, primarily in Maine and Hampshire, or acquired on eBay, from ca. 2000 to 2010; 2010, given by the Wards to the MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara McLean Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward