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1972

  • Work on this object began.

1987

  • Work on this object ended.

1988

  • We acquired this object.

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Cherries Teapot And Lid, 1987

This is a Teapot and lid. It was designed by Ettore Sottsass. It is dated 1987 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Sir Arthur Bryan Fund.

  • Efira Bowl, 1986
  • blown glass, sheet glass, brass wire.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-74-a/g
  • Pitcher, 1963
  • blown and cased glass (inciso), silver-plated brass.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2016-5-20-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 26.8 x 20.7 x 12 cm (10 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.) H x W x D (a: teapot): 20.8 x 20.7 x 12 cm (8 3/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 8.5 x 9.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, written in black ink: "E. SOTTSASS / A [trident form] S / 1988"; in black: "042"; impressed: "A [trident] S"

Cite this object as

Cherries Teapot And Lid, 1987; Designed by Ettore Sottsass (Italian, 1917–2007); Italy; glazed porcelain; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 26.8 x 20.7 x 12 cm (10 9/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.) H x W x D (a: teapot): 20.8 x 20.7 x 12 cm (8 3/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 8.5 x 9.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.); Museum purchase from Sir Arthur Bryan Fund; 1988-67-2-a,b

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