Teapot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1969

GUSN

GUSN-61732

Description

Porcelain teapot (a) with lid (b). Domed shaped white body with glossy glaze. Angular handle on teapot and lid. Foot ring on base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teapots
porcelain
Vessel, Drink Serving
Teapot
Teapot

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.

Associated Building

Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 (Designer)
Rosenthal (Manufacturer)
De Sousa, Katherine, 1945 (Designer)

Location of Origin

Lincoln, MA, USA; Germany

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

5 x 9 5/8 x 7 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.476.1AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)