Cream Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1968

GUSN

GUSN-61733

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

creamers
porcelain
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Pitcher, Cream
Pitcher, Cream

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

Dimensions

3 x 5 3/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.476.2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)