Zebra Cup And Saucer, 1955
This is a cup and saucer. It was designed by Eugen Trost and manufactured by Gefle Porselinsfabrik. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 1992. Its medium is molded, glazed, and enameled porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Gefle Porslinsfabrik was a manufacturer of tableware and other ceramics for everyday use. The graphic effect of the black and white radiating lines decorating this cup and saucer creates a visual energy and is typical of the company at its best in the 1950s and 1960s.
This object was
Mrs. Dorothy T. Globus.
It is credited
Gift of Dorothy T. Globus.
Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:
Its dimensions are
H x diam. (a,b): 8.3 x 15.9 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) H x W x D (a): 7.9 x 11.3 x 9.5 cm (3 1/8 x 4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.) H x diam. (b): 2.5 x 17.1 cm (1 in. x 6 3/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On underside of cup (a): "ZEBRA / HANDMALAT / [factory mark] UPSALA-EKEBY / GEFLE / MADE IN SWEDEN / 359 / 32"; On underside of saucer (b): "ZEBRA / HANDMALAT / [factory mark] UPSALA-EKEBY / GEFLE / MADE IN SWEDEN / 459 / 22"
Cite this object as
Zebra Cup And Saucer, 1955; Designed by Eugen Trost (Swedish, 1898-1983); Sweden; molded, glazed, and enameled porcelain; H x diam. (a,b): 8.3 x 15.9 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.) H x W x D (a): 7.9 x 11.3 x 9.5 cm (3 1/8 x 4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.) H x diam. (b): 2.5 x 17.1 cm (1 in. x 6 3/4 in.); Gift of Dorothy T. Globus; 1992-95-1-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.