Sugar Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1969

GUSN

GUSN-61734

Description

Porcelain sugar bowl with glossy and matte black glaze. Angular handle on lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sugar bowls
porcelain
Bowl, Serving
Bowl, Sugar
Bowl, Sugar

Label

Used in Cherished Possessions: 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)
McMillen, Louis A. (Designer)
Rosenthal (Manufacturer)
De Sousa, Katherine, 1945

Location of Origin

Lincoln, MA, USA; Cambridge, MA, USA; Germany

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

3 1/8 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.476.3AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)