Cream colored coffeepot with bulbous body narrowing at the top

© Estate Eva Zeisel

Coffee pot, c. 1946 (designed 1942-1943)

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Eva Zeisel's first major design in the United States, after emigrating from Hungary via Russia in 1938, was the "Museum" service. Shenango Pottery, looking for a design that was uniquely modern, turned to Zeisel upon the recommendation of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The "Museum" service drew from the simple and unornamented designs of the Bauhaus in Germany of the 1920s and 1930s, but Zeisel's soon-to-be trademark curavaceous, biomorphic forms, successfully executed in white porcelain, are a departure from Bauhaus tablewares. MoMA, keen to introduce Post-war Americans to modern design, showed the "Museum" service, several New York retailers, including Georg Jensen, carried it.

Details
Title
Coffee pot
Artist Life
1906-2011
Role
Maker
Accession Number
98.276.174a,b
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Cream colored coffeepot with bulbous body narrowing at the top

© Estate Eva Zeisel

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