About this artwork
The unusual, dynamic shape of this pitcher is void of historical references and exemplifies the sleek, unadorned idiom that prevailed in American design after World War II. While the pitcher’s form is thoroughly modern, the traditional material and hammered texture of the body, however, recall the handcrafted aesthetic that characterized American Arts and Crafts metalwork of the early 20th century. Emerging from a bulbous body that tapers at the neck, the arching spout and curving handle suggest a split botanical stalk splaying in two directions.
Currently Off View
- American Art
- Oscar Riedener
- New York City
- marked on bottom: "Tiffany & Co./ Makers / Sterling Silver / 12673w"
- 28.3 × 20.3 × 14 cm (11 1/8 × 8 × 5 1/2 in.); 724.7 g
- The Orbit Fund