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Watering can
  • Watering can
    Rowlands, Martyn, born 1923 - died 2004
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Watering can

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, UK (designed)
    southend on sea, England (made)

  • Date:

    1957 (designed)
    1957 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rowlands, Martyn, born 1923 - died 2004 (designer)
    Ekco Plastics Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Polythene

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Martyn Rowlands

  • Museum number:

    W.68-2002

  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library, room 76, case 7

  • Image in copyright

Physical description

White plastic watering can with detachable hinged lid and spout of red plastic

Place of Origin

Great Britain, UK (designed)
southend on sea, England (made)

Date

1957 (designed)
1957 (made)

Artist/maker

Rowlands, Martyn, born 1923 - died 2004 (designer)
Ekco Plastics Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Polythene

Descriptive line

Red and white plastic watering can, designed by Martyn Rowlands and made by Ekco Plastics Ltd, Great Britain, 1957

Labels and date

Twentieth Century Gallery label (Room 73):
WATERING CAN
Designed by Martyn Rowlands
Made by Ekco Plastics Ltd, Great Britain, 1957
Polythene
W.68-2002

Martyn Rowlands produced this design for Ekco by rethinking the classic shape and function of a watering can. The graduated bucket comes with a detachable hinged lid and spout, and is both lightweight and space saving. It garnered some publicity for its innovative design when it was launched, featuring on the cover of Design magazine in October 1957. It retailed for £2 9s 6d. [February 2003]

Materials

Polythene

Collection code

FWK

Qr_O79219
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