This is a teapot. It was designed by Ruth Gurvich and manufactured by Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory. It is dated 2011 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is hard-paste porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Gurvich brings a novel aesthetic to the medium of ceramics by working from paper models. Translating paper as a structural material can be seen in the crease-like edges, folds, and taut surfaces in this teapot’s white porcelain body. While the look is new, the form is also surprisingly historic, since hexagonal bodies were in fashion for silver, as well as some German porcelain pots, in the early 18th century.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 16.5 × 21.6 × 10.8 cm (6 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Lightscape Teapot; Designed by Ruth Gurvich (Argentinian, b. 1961); Manufactured by Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory (Germany); hard-paste porcelain; H x W x D: 16.5 × 21.6 × 10.8 cm (6 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund; 2015-21-1-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.