Drawing, Designs for Teapot, Trays and Salt Shaker, ca. 1928
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; 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
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Ilonka Karasz, Works from the Collection and Looking Forward/ Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th- and 21st-Century Design.