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Teapot and Lid from Three Piece Tea Service, Kyoto Homage Pattern

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Designed 1980; Manufactured 1987
    DIMENSIONS 9 x 9 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (22.9 x 23.5 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed on underside of teapot, lower right: (in script) "Dorothy Hafner"
    SIGNATURE In black on underside of teapot: (in script) "Dorothy Hafner '87 / ©1980"
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    ACCESSION NUMBER 87.120.1a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dorothy Weiss
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Porcelain teapot (a) and lid (b), white ground with vitreous glaze, "Kyoto Homage" pattern. Horizontal, rectangular shaped teapot, slightly bowed on long sides; short, truncated, semi-conical spout; rattan handle attached through two applied porcelain loops on top of pot. Flat rectangular lid with strip finial. The teapot is decorated with turquoise, lavender, peach, terracotta and black in abstract patterns. Front and rear of pot has ground of diagonal and vertical bands of color and a reserve of white with "confetti" pattern interior. Ends are terracotta, "double dot" pattern; top is lavender, "double dot"; lid is turquoise, "double dot". Part of three-piece tea service, 87.120.2a-b (sugar bowl) & 87.120.3 (creamer). CONDITION: Fine
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Dorothy Hafner (American, born 1953). Teapot and Lid from Three Piece Tea Service, Kyoto Homage Pattern, Designed 1980; Manufactured 1987. Porcelain, 9 x 9 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (22.9 x 23.5 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dorothy Weiss, 87.120.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.120.1a-b_bw.jpg)
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