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"Spinning Whistle" Tea Kettle with Lid

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
RETAILER Target Corp.
MEDIUM Stainless steel, plastic
DATES Designed 2002
DIMENSIONS 10 x 10 7/8 x 9 in. (25.4 x 27.6 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Engraved on base of tea kettle: facsimile signature of Michael Graves and "18-10 STAINLESS STEEL / MADE IN TAIWAN"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Michael Graves & Associates
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Spinning Whistle" stainless steel tea kettle (a) and lid (b), with plastic accents. Dome-shaped body. Attached tubular spout tapers slightly toward opening and has hinged blue plastic cover with red upright spiraling whistle top. Opposing attached metal handle curves upward over lid; end is covered with a blue plastic heat-resistant grip. Conforming lid with tilted tan egg-shaped plastic finial. Condition: Excellent
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Michael Graves (American, 1934–2015). "Spinning Whistle" Tea Kettle with Lid, Designed 2002. Stainless steel, plastic, 10 x 10 7/8 x 9 in. (25.4 x 27.6 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Michael Graves & Associates, 2003.72.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.72.1a-b_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2003.72.1a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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