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Cup and saucer - Neu-Berlin


  • Object:

    Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (made)

  • Date:

    1931 (designed)
    ca. 1964 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Petri, Trude, born 1906 - died 1998 (designer)
    Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:

    C.26:1, 2-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 17, shelf 3 []

Modernist designs began to be mass-produced by Germany’s porcelain industry at the start of the 1930s. Berlin’s State Porcelain Manufacture (SPM) led the way, closely followed by Bavarian manufacturer, Arzberg. They led to the first all-white modern tablewares. Their stark appearance emphasised their functionality and suggested a scientific aspect to their design.

Physical description

White porcelain with a clear glaze.

Place of Origin

Berlin (made)


1931 (designed)
ca. 1964 (made)


Petri, Trude, born 1906 - died 1998 (designer)
Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

According to the vendor, the set from which this item came was bought from a dealer in Switzerland during the 1990s.

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, 'Neu-Berlin', designed by Trude Petri for the Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur, Berlin (SPM), designed 1931, made about 1964

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

Christopher Wilk (ed.). Modernism 1914-1939: designing a new world. London: V&A Publications, 2006. cat. no. 146c, pp. 220-221.






Ceramics Collection

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