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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Neu-Berlin

Cup and Saucer
1931 (designed), ca. 1964 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cup
  • Saucer
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain
Brief Description
Cup and saucer, 'Neu-Berlin', designed by Trude Petri for the Staatliche Porzellanmanufaktur, Berlin (SPM), designed 1931, made about 1964
Physical Description
White porcelain with a clear glaze.
Style
Object history
According to the vendor, the set from which this item came was bought from a dealer in Switzerland during the 1990s.
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Christopher Wilk (ed.). Modernism 1914-1939: designing a new world. London: V&A Publications, 2006. cat. no. 146c, pp. 220-221.
Collection
Accession Number
C.26:1, 2-2009

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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