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Teapot Teapot

This is a teapot. It was designed by Ilonka Karasz and manufactured by Paye & Baker Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1920–1925 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is silver plated, nickel, walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Harry C. Sigman.

  • Jar (China)
  • molded, glazed hard-paste porcelain.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1967-48-118-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (overall): 11.7 × 15.9 × 10.2 cm (4 5/8 in. × 6 1/4 in. × 4 in.) H x W x D (pot (a)): 10.1 × 15.9 × 10.2 cm (4 in. × 6 1/4 in. × 4 in.) H x diam. (cover (b)): 2.7 × 8.3 cm (1 1/16 × 3 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of handle: [1] “IK”, stamped (designer's mark) [2] “MADE IN U.S.A." over "P & B” each within a heart, stamped (Paye & Baker manufacturer’s mark) [3] “E.P.N.S.”, stamped (standard mark) [4] “505”, stamped (model number)

Cite this object as

Teapot Teapot; Designed by Ilonka Karasz ((American, born Hungary, 1896–1981)); USA; silver plated, nickel, walnut; H x W x D (overall): 11.7 × 15.9 × 10.2 cm (4 5/8 in. × 6 1/4 in. × 4 in.) H x W x D (pot (a)): 10.1 × 15.9 × 10.2 cm (4 in. × 6 1/4 in. × 4 in.) H x diam. (cover (b)): 2.7 × 8.3 cm (1 1/16 × 3 1/4 in.); Gift of Harry C. Sigman; 2013-21-38-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ilonka Karasz, Works from the Collection.

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