Drawing, Designs for Teapot, Trays and Salt Shaker, ca. 1928
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Ilonka Karasz. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This drawing documents Karasz’s exploration of early modern forms in her initial concepts for electroplated nickel silver tableware. An array of rounded and conical shapes, Karasz’s designs are likely inspired by the metalwork of Bauhaus designer Marianne Brandt. Her designs for teapots similarly incorporate ebony in the handle and lid.
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Its dimensions are
35.7 x 42.8 cm (14 1/16 x 16 7/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, upper right edge: Salt + pepper/ casarole/candle stick; 3" high 8 diam.; Butter/[crossed out word]/ pl(?) (???); in graphite, lower right: 33
Cite this object as
Drawing, Designs for Teapot, Trays and Salt Shaker, ca. 1928; Designed by Ilonka Karasz (American, b. Hungary, 1896–1981); USA; graphite on tracing paper; 35.7 x 42.8 cm (14 1/16 x 16 7/8 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2006-16-2
In addition to Ilonka Karasz, Works from the Collection, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design.