'TAC' shape thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics

'TAC' shape

Teapot and Cover
ca. 1966 (made), 1969 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Glazed white porcelain, decorated with a transfer pattern in brown of closely and unevenly drawn lines in circular rings on both the lid and body. The teapot lid is held on by the thumb while pouring.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Teapot Body
  • Teapot Cover
Materials and Techniques
Glazed white porcelain, transfer-printed
Brief Description
Teapot and cover, porcelain with transfer-printing over glaze, designed by Walter Gropius, made by Rosenthal, ca. 1966, Germany
Physical Description
Glazed white porcelain, decorated with a transfer pattern in brown of closely and unevenly drawn lines in circular rings on both the lid and body. The teapot lid is held on by the thumb while pouring.
Dimensions
  • Height: 7in
  • Diameter: 5in
Marks and Inscriptions
Printed mark in green of Rosenthal underneath Germany
Object history
Walter Gropius was one of the most

influential architects and designers of

the modern movement. Born in Germany,

he came to Britain as an émigré in 1934,

and moved to the USA in 1937. His tea

set has an elegant profile, yet contains

many functionalist elements. The design remains in production.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.386 & A-1973

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record createdFebruary 20, 2008
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