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Colorstone, Matte Black Cup And Saucer, 1986

This is a cup and saucer. It was designed by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli and design team member: David Law. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is glazed stoneware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli. It is credited Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 6.4 x 11 x 8.5 cm (2 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (b): 2.2 x 17.7 cm (7/8 x 6 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On bottom of cup and saucer, overglaze print in white reads: "SASAKI COLORSTONE MATTE BLACK BY VIGNELLI DESIGNS INC. (c) 1986 MADE IN JAPAN"

Cite this object as

Colorstone, Matte Black Cup And Saucer, 1986; Designed by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli; Japan; glazed stoneware; H x W x D (a): 6.4 x 11 x 8.5 cm (2 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (b): 2.2 x 17.7 cm (7/8 x 6 15/16 in.); Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli; 1990-2-4-a,b

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