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Cream Pitcher

1984.476.2 (RS32743)

Description

Cream pitcher with glossy and matte black glaze, angular handle.

Details

Label
Used in Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: In the 1960s, the German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal, hired Walter Gropius's architectural firm, The Architects' Collaborative (TAC), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to design a factory complex. The company also commissioned the design of a tea set for its Studio Line. The tea set, known as TAC 1 and introduced in 1969, was the result of collaboration between Gropius and modeler Katherine De Sousa. Its simple geometric form and suitability to mass production are evidence that Gropius's Bauhaus ideals remained strong throughout his life.<br/>
Maker
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 (Designer)
Rosenthal (Manufacturer)
De Sousa, Katherine, 1945 (Designer)
Date
1968
Location of origin
Lincoln, MA, USA; Germany
Associated Building
Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
creamers
Pitcher
Pitcher, Cream
porcelain
Vessel, Drink Serving
Dimensions
3 x 5 3/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.476.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
61733

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