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Vase - Yukatan Gold
  • Yukatan Gold
    Tapio Wirkkala, born 1915 - died 1985
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Yukatan Gold

  • Object:

    Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)
    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1970-1 (designed)
    1971-7 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain. In-glaze silk screen transfer ("slide off") in one colour, high-fired to glaze temperature.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Rosemonde Nairac

  • Museum number:

    C.137-1997

  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

Porcelain vase with straight sides. Cross section is a slightly distorted oval, made by combining two ogee shapes. Decoration is blue on white, with stylised "branches" growing out of a central stalk and flowing around vase. In-glaze silk screen transfer ("slide off") in one colour, high-fired to glaze temperature.

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)
Britain (designed)

Date

1970-1 (designed)
1971-7 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain. In-glaze silk screen transfer ("slide off") in one colour, high-fired to glaze temperature.

Marks and inscriptions

"Rosenthal/studio-linie/GERMANY" with crossed swords and crown.
printed in green

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm, Width: 11.7 cm at widest point, Depth: 5.4 cm across points of shape

Object history note

Shown at the Hanover Trade Fair 1971. The design was applied to a wide number of different vase sizes and shapes. 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

Vase of porcelain, "Yukatan Cobalt" pattern, shape by Tapio Wirkkala, decoration by Rosemonde Nairac, made in Germany, designed in Britain, designed 1970-1971, manufactured 1971-1977.

Materials

Porcelain; Glaze

Techniques

Screen printed; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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