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1924

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

2014

2017

Mocha Pot, ca. 1929

This is a Mocha Pot. It was designed by Ladislav Sutnar and retailed by Druzstveni prace. It is dated ca. 1929 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is molded and glazed porcelain with enameled rim. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This mocha or hot milk pot may be a prototype for a porcelain set that Sutnar developed in the late 1920s and early '30s. According to his son Radislav Sutnar, this set was Sutnar's favorite, and this one was probably the first created, as it was his personal set.

It is credited Gift in memory of Ladislav and Iska Sutnar.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b together): 11.7 × 14.7 × 10 cm (4 5/8 × 5 13/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

on base, in green with a "D" an arm bent at elbow, and a "P"

Cite this object as

Mocha Pot, ca. 1929; Designed by Ladislav Sutnar (American and Czech, b. Pilsen, Bohemia, 1897, d. New York, New York, USA, 1976); molded and glazed porcelain with enameled rim; H x W x D (a,b together): 11.7 × 14.7 × 10 cm (4 5/8 × 5 13/16 × 3 15/16 in.); Gift in memory of Ladislav and Iska Sutnar; 2014-33-15-a,b

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

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