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Object Name: Coffeepot with lid
Date: ca. 1946-1960
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. ( 26.7 x 19 x 12.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New Castle
Description: Undecorated porcelain coffeepot in the "Museum" pattern; slender baluster shape with strap handle and slightly domed lid.
Credit Line: Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
Object Number: 2003.56.10ab
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New York City-based industrial designer Eva Zeisel designed the austere, elegant forms of the "Museum" dinner service in 1942-43; they were introduced to the American public with great acclaim at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946. As the first set of fine china in modern shapes produced in the United States, the creation of "Museum" was a landmark in the history of American tableware.


"Celebrating a Life in Design: The Recent Gifts of Eva Zeisel," New-York Historical Society, March 17-June 1, 2003.