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Cream jug

Cream jug

  • Place of origin:

    United States (designed)
    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1985-1987 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Graves, Michael, born 1914 (designer)
    Swid Powell (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled porcelain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 21, shelf 2

Physical description

Cream jug, porcelain, with enamelled decoration and integral stand.

Place of Origin

United States (designed)
Japan (made)


ca. 1985-1987 (designed)


Graves, Michael, born 1914 (designer)
Swid Powell (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled porcelain


Height: 9 cm measured from object, Width: 14.4 cm maximum, with handle; measured from object, Depth: 8.8 cm measured from object

Descriptive line

Cream jug, with integral stand, porcelain, with enamelled decoration, designed by Michael Graves for Swid Powell, New York, U.S.A., 1985-1987.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Adamson, Glenn and Pavitt, Jane. Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970- 1990 London: V&A publishing, 2011 p, 235. ISBN 978 1 85177 6597

Production Note

Made in Japan for Swid Powell, New York.


Porcelain; Enamel






Ceramics Collection

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