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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.

This object was purchased from Historical Design Inc. and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Pepper Shaker
  • wood.
  • Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson.
  • 1981-13-46

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.

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