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1986

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1990

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Colorstone, Matte Black Cup And Saucer

This is a cup and saucer. It was designed by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli and design team member: David Law. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is glazed stoneware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli. It is credited Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

  • Zebra Cup And Saucer
  • molded, glazed, and enameled porcelain.
  • Gift of Dorothy T. Globus.
  • 1992-95-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 6.4 x 11 x 8.5 cm (2 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (b): 2.2 x 17.7 cm (7/8 x 6 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On bottom of cup and saucer, overglaze print in white reads: "SASAKI COLORSTONE MATTE BLACK BY VIGNELLI DESIGNS INC. (c) 1986 MADE IN JAPAN"

Cite this object as

Colorstone, Matte Black Cup And Saucer; Designed by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli; Japan; glazed stoneware; H x W x D (a): 6.4 x 11 x 8.5 cm (2 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (b): 2.2 x 17.7 cm (7/8 x 6 15/16 in.); Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli; 1990-2-4-a,b

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