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"Fiesta" tableware Pitcher, 1936

This is a Pitcher. It was manufactured by Homer Laughlin China Company. It is dated 1936 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Fiesta dinnerware’s simple art deco style and streamlined shapes were compatible with many styles of interior decoration, allowing homemakers to mix and match these designs with other wares already in their cabinets. Rhead’s ceramics introduced bright spots of color to the plainest of tables, making them a success with American consumers.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Pitcher Full of Fiesta Red.

This object was donated by Paul F. Walter. It is credited Gift of Paul Walter.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Pitcher (USA), ca. 1950
  • glazed molded earthenware.
  • Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
  • 1999-42-33

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.8 x 19 x 11 cm (7 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 4 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

"Fiesta" tableware Pitcher, 1936; Manufactured by Homer Laughlin China Company (United States); USA; glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 17.8 x 19 x 11 cm (7 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of Paul Walter; 1991-68-14

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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