Paul Schreckengost was the designer for Gem Clay Forming Co. from the 1920s until 1976. HIs teapot demonstrates the transition from art deco to streamlined design in the 1930s. The art deco language highlights elements that are also found in streamline: silver-colored accents to signify industrial materials and horizontal banding used to reinforce an aerodynamic feeling. Schreckengost’s teapot holds an important place in the world of streamline design, and was given as a Christmas gift to Gem Clay’s best customers.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 18 × 27 × 9 cm (7 1/16 × 10 5/8 × 3 9/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Teapot, 1938; molded and glazed earthenware trimmed in platinum; H x W x D: 18 × 27 × 9 cm (7 1/16 × 10 5/8 × 3 9/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2016-39-1-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.