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TEAPOT WITH LID FROM THE TALISMAN TABLE SERVICE

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TEAPOT WITH LID FROM THE TALISMAN TABLE SERVICE

Made by: Eva Zeisel

Currently in storage


About this object

The teapot's ovoid body is reminiscent of Zeisel's familiar form of the feminine midriff, which is repeated in the service's creamer, sugar bowl, and cup. The handle is molded as one continual piece of the body and, like the tea cup, arches high above the lid in a manner reminiscent of Biedermeier and Empire ceramics. The teapot's attached, S-curve spot is one of the few traditional elements in the service's design. The top of the lid is indented in imitation of a belly button, a motif that has appeared throughout Zeisel's career.

The teapot's ovoid body is reminiscent of Zeisel's familiar form of the feminine midriff repeated in the service's creamer, sugar bowl, and cup as well as in her earlier works for Zsolnay and Mancioli. The handle is molded as one continual piece of the body and, like the tea cup, arches high above the lid in a manner reminiscent of Biedermeier and Empire ceramics. The handle's high arc ends in a soft tip that is molded to appear to lay against the body of the teapot rather than disappearing or being reintegrated into it. At the top of the teapot, opposite the handle, the edge has been extended and curves outward in a manner that echoes the curved lip of the cup and the extended, uplifted "arms" of the sugar bowl. The teapot's attached, S-curve spot is one of the few traditional elements in the service's design. The top of lid is indented in imitation of a belly button, a motif that has appeared throughout her career.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
TEAPOT WITH LID FROM THE TALISMAN TABLE SERVICE
Made from:
Bone china
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
2000-2004
Size:
20.2 × 25.1 × 12.7 cm (7 15/16 × 9 7/8 × 5 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.566.1-2
Signature marks:
mark 1744 ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA Stamped in pale blue underglaze on underside, center mark Eva Zeisel Stamped in pale blue underglaze on underside, center, beneath factory mark.
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2004