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Colorstone, Matte Black Teapot And Lid, 1986

This is a Teapot and lid. It was designed by Massimo Vignelli. 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. It is credited Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 16.5 x 19 x 15.6 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On bottom, 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 Teapot And Lid, 1986; Designed by Massimo Vignelli (Italian, active USA, 1931–2014); Japan; glazed stoneware; H x W x D: 16.5 x 19 x 15.6 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/8 in.); Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli; 1990-2-7-a,b

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