Teapot and Lid from Three Piece Tea Service, Kyoto Homage Pattern
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Designed 1980; Manufactured 1987
9 x 9 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (22.9 x 23.5 x 9.2 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on underside of teapot, lower right: (in script) "Dorothy Hafner"
In black on underside of teapot: (in script) "Dorothy Hafner '87 / ©1980"
Gift of Dorothy Weiss
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).
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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Who is the artist and what is the era?
This three piece tea service was made by Dorothy Hafner. It was designed in 1980 and manufactured in 1987.
I can’t seem to access any info on this in the Luce center. Can you tell me the brand or artist?
Sure! This three piece tea service was designed by Dorothy Hafner in 1980 and manufactured in 1987. The pattern is called "Kyoto Homage."
The set is made of porcelain and the teapot's handle is rattan.