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Sugar bowl and cover - Red Medusa
  • Red Medusa
    Versace, Gianni, born 1946 - died 1997
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Red Medusa

  • Object:

    Sugar bowl and cover

  • Date:

    ca. 2008 (made)
    1993 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Versace, Gianni, born 1946 - died 1997 (designer)
    Wunderlich, Paul, born 1927 (designer)
    Rosenthal (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, silkscreen-printed in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Rosenthal AG

  • Museum number:

    C.222:1, 2-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 21, shelf 1 []

Fashion designers have increasingly entered the ‘lifestyles’ market, branding their look onto a range of domestic goods, including ceramics. Links to fashion design have been welcomed by ceramic manufacturers, who have sought to benefit from an association with the high-profile names of leading designers and fashion houses, such as Versace.

Physical description

Lidded sugar bowl in porcelain, printed in red, black, yellow and gold, in 'Medusa' pattern.

Date

ca. 2008 (made)
1993 (designed)

Artist/maker

Versace, Gianni, born 1946 - died 1997 (designer)
Wunderlich, Paul, born 1927 (designer)
Rosenthal (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, silkscreen-printed in enamels

Dimensions

Height: 9.4 cm, Width: 12.9 cm, Depth: 9.1 cm

Descriptive line

Sugar bowl, hard-paste porcelain silkscreen-printed in enamel colours. 'Red Medusa' pattern designed by Gianni Versace 1993 for Rosenthal, Selb, Bavaria, Germany. 'Ikarus' shape designed by Paul Wunderlich. Made 2008-09.

Labels and date

Coffee wares and ashtray,
‘Red Medusa’ pattern
Germany, Selb (Bavaria), designed 1993,
made 2008–9
‘Ikarus’ shape by Paul Wunderlich,
pattern by Gianni Versace
Made at Rosenthal
Hard-paste porcelain, silkscreen-printed
in enamels

Museum nos. C.220:1,2 to 224-2009. Gift of Rosenthal AG [18/09/2009]

Materials

Porcelain

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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