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Coffee pot and cover - Polygon

Polygon

  • Object:

    Coffee pot and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)
    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1986-7 (pattern)
    1987-92 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tapio Wirkkala, born 1915 - died 1985 (shape)
    Nairac, Rosemonde, born 1938 (pattern)
    Rosenthal (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    porcelain, on-glaze silk-screen transfer ("slide off") in six colours

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Rosemonde Nairac

  • Museum number:

    C.130:1-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coffee pot and cover of porcelain, of angular "Polygon" shape with twelve sides, curving spout and oval handle. Covered in a "Chios" pattern, which comprises of panels of pastel decoraion in "broken glass" tessellating pattern.

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)
Britain (designed)

Date

1986-7 (pattern)
1987-92 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Tapio Wirkkala, born 1915 - died 1985 (shape)
Nairac, Rosemonde, born 1938 (pattern)
Rosenthal (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

porcelain, on-glaze silk-screen transfer ("slide off") in six colours

Marks and inscriptions

'Rosenthal / Germany' and crossed swords and crown printed in green.

Quality control sticker

Dimensions

Height: 22 cm, Width: 20.8 cm at widest point of spout and handle

Object history note

Shown at Darmstadt, Feb.1987
The information about the design and manufacture was supplied by the donor at the time of the gift. A body of archival material was also acquired by the Archive of Art and Design at the same time as this group of ceramics.

Descriptive line

Coffee pot and cover, porcelain, shape "Polygon" designed by Tapio Wirkkala, pattern "Chios" designed by Rosemonde Nairac, Rosenthal / Factory Rottühl, made in Germany, designed in Britain, designed 1986-7, manufactured 1987-92.

Materials

Glaze; Porcelain

Techniques

Silk screen

Categories

Ceramics; Tableware & cutlery; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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