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  • Place of origin:

    Selb (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gropius, Walter, born 1883 - died 1969 (designer)
    Rosenthal (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed white porcelain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 20, shelf 2

Physical description

Glazed white porcelain, semi-circular in shape and sloping sharply at the bottom to form the foot. It is decorated with a transfer printed pattern in brown of closely and unevenly drawn lines in circular rings around the body, the handle and jug are left plain white.

Place of Origin

Selb (made)


1966 (designed)


Gropius, Walter, born 1883 - died 1969 (designer)
Rosenthal (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed white porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

Printed in dark green 'Rosenthal' with a crownabove it and then below it Germany


Diameter: 4 in, Height: 2.75 in

Object history note

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.

Descriptive line

Jug, 'TAC' shape, designed by Walter Gropius, made by Rosenthal, Selb, Germany, 1969


Porcelain; Glaze




Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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