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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1930

  • Work on this object began.

2015

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2017

Coffeepot, 1930

This is a coffeepot. It was designed by Margarete H. L. Marks and produced by Haël-Werkstätten. It is dated 1930. Its medium is molded and glazed stoneware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Margarete (Grete) Marks studied at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1921, where she developed an appreciation of the geometric forms and color reflected in this coffeepot. The use of stoneware made these forms affordable for a broader audience.

It is credited Promised gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.5 × 26 × 17.4 cm (4 15/16 × 10 1/4 × 6 7/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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