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Poster, Triton by Arje Griegst, ca. 1977

This is a Poster. It was printed by Permild & Rosengreen and made for (as the client) Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and subject: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory and Arje Griegst. It is dated ca. 1977 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Arje Griegst’s Konkylie (Triton) collection of
nautically themed tea, coffee, and dining
services was manufactured in porcelain by Royal
Copenhagen and included thematically linked
jewelry in various media. The collection’s name is a
nod to Greek mythology: Triton, a son of Poseidon,
is usually depicted as a merman. In the poster,
the strangely naturalistic placement of the dining
service against the idyllic beach backdrop evokes
the lore of mermaids, lounging along the surf.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

61.5 × 84.8 cm (24 3/16 × 33 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in gold ink, against a navy background, across lower margin: 683, MADISON AVE. [gold crown symbol] ROYAL COPENHAGEN MAY 28. – JUNE 13.

Cite this object as

Poster, Triton by Arje Griegst, ca. 1977; Printed by Permild & Rosengreen ; USA; offset lithograph on paper; 61.5 × 84.8 cm (24 3/16 × 33 3/8 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1984-49-1

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