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Teapot - Wet Wedge

Wet Wedge

  • Object:

    Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Los Angeles (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shire, Peter, born 1947 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    White and marbled earthenware, handbuilt, painted in colours, glazes and lustre

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Kevin MacCarthy and Lauren Lexton

  • Museum number:

    C.221:1,2-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Teapot of geometrical form constructed from thrown, extruded or slabbed sections in white or marbled earthenware. Painted in orange, blue, grey, red, and pink under a clear glaze, with additional area of semi-matt black glaze to body, with marbled green and pink spout and lower handle, and silver lustred handle.

Place of Origin

Los Angeles (made)

Date

1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Shire, Peter, born 1947 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

White and marbled earthenware, handbuilt, painted in colours, glazes and lustre

Marks and inscriptions

'SHIRE / 1975' and 'EXP/B', painted on base, and 'B'(?) painted on underside of lid

Dimensions

Height: 18.6 cm, Width: 42.5 cm, Depth: 19.2 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot of geometrical form, 'Wet Wedge', by Peter Shire, USA, 1975

Materials

Earthenware

Categories

Studio Pottery; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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