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CUP FROM THE TALISMAN TABLE SERVICE

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CUP FROM THE TALISMAN TABLE SERVICE

Made by: Eva Zeisel

Currently in storage


About this object

The swelling form of the body of the cup is reminiscent of the feminine waistlines that inspire many of Zeisel's designs. The cup is not typically round, but it is set on an oval foot to match the oval shape of the saucers and plates. The handle is also atypical in that it is not attached at top and bottom; rather, it rises from the top of one side of the cup. The handle's height rises at least 1/4 inch above the rim of the cup in a manner reminiscent of Biedermeier and Empire ceramics. The rim of the cup opposite the handle is gently rolled over in a manner similar to the edges of the saucers and the plates.

The swelling form of the body of the cup is reminiscent of the feminine waistlines inspiring many of Zeisel's designs. The cup is not typically round, but it is set on an oval foot to match the oval shape of the saucers and plates. The handle is also atypical in that it is not attached at top and bottom; rather, it rises from the top of one side of the cup. The handle's height rises at least 1/4 inch above the rim of the cup 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 cup rather than disappearing or being reintegrated into it. There is a slight circular depression inside the cup where the handle meets the body. The rim of the cup opposite the handle is gently rolled over in a manner similar to the edges of the saucers and the plates.

Category:
ceramics, russian
Object name:
CUP FROM THE TALISMAN TABLE SERVICE
Made from:
Bone china
Made in:
RUSSIA: St. Petersburg
Date made:
2000-2004
Size:
10.5 x 8.9 x 11.1 cm (4 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
25.566.26
Signature marks:
mark LFZ [in Cyrillic italics] 1744 ST. PETERSBURG RUSSIA Stamped in pale blue underglaze on underside, center This factory mark began being used in the mid to late 1990s. mark Eva Zeisel Stamped in blue underglaze on underside beneath factory mark.
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2004