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Teapot from "Talisman" Dessert Service Teapot

This is a teapot. It was designed by Eva Zeisel and manufactured by Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. It is dated Designed 2000–2003, introduced 2004 and we acquired it in 2006. Its medium is porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Zeisel collaborated with a number of ceramics manufacturers around the world. This white ovoid teapot with a fluted opening and delicately arched handle was manufactured in Russia by the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (formerly the Imperial Porcelain Factory).

This object was donated by Peter Kahane. It is credited Gift of Peter Kahane.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Lightscape Teapot
  • hard-paste porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 2015-21-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b): 20.6 × 23.5 × 13.3 cm (8 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.) H x W x D (a: teapot): 20.6 × 23.5 × 13.3 cm (8 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.) H x W x D (b: lid): 4.5 × 6 × 4 cm (1 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On undersides of teapot and lid, stamped in blue underglaze: [1] [triangular shape with Z] [2] 003 [3] 1744 [4] ST. PETERSBURG [5] RUSSIA [6] Eva Zeisel (cursive)

Cite this object as

Teapot from "Talisman" Dessert Service Teapot; Designed by Eva Zeisel (American, b. Hungary, 1906–2011); Russia; porcelain; H x W x D (a,b): 20.6 × 23.5 × 13.3 cm (8 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.) H x W x D (a: teapot): 20.6 × 23.5 × 13.3 cm (8 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.) H x W x D (b: lid): 4.5 × 6 × 4 cm (1 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Peter Kahane; 2006-26-1-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making Design and Design USA: Contemporary Innovation.

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