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Red White Vase

This is a vase. It was designed by Hella Jongerius. It is dated 1998 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is molded porcelain with applied automotive paint. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

In 1997, red cadmium glazes were discontinued due to their toxicity, and bright reds were therefore no longer available for use in ceramics. Jongerius circumvents this limitation through her use of “Toyota Red” automotive paint. The form is cast from shards of medieval pottery, while the color reflects the latest industrial processes.

It is credited Gift of Hella Jongerius.

  • Vase (France)
  • glazed stoneware.
  • Gift from the Collection of Stanley Siegel.
  • 1976-83-2

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 41 x 16 cm (16 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Printed in blue on underside of base: HELLA / JONGERIUS / makkum / crowned T in shield

Cite this object as

Red White Vase; Designed by Hella Jongerius (Dutch, b. 1963); Netherlands; molded porcelain with applied automotive paint; H x diam.: 41 x 16 cm (16 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.); Gift of Hella Jongerius; 2014-17-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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