"Museum" Coffeepot

A work made of porcelain.

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  • A work made of porcelain.

Date:

c. 1942/45

Artist:

Designed by Eva Zeisel
American, born Hungary, 1906–2011
Made by Castleton China Co.
New Castle, Pennsylvania

About this artwork

This elegant coffeepot is part of a 25-piece table service that was designed by Eva Zeisel and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1946. Known as the Museum Service, it was touted as the first modern formal dinnerware to be executed in porcelain. By combining organically undulating lines with a clean, unadorned ivory surface, Zeisel’s design evokes a sense of modernism that appealed to a design-conscious audience, while retaining a traditional, recognizable form.

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American Art

Artist

Eva Zeisel

Title

"Museum" Coffeepot

Origin

New Castle

Date

1942–1945

Medium

Porcelain

Dimensions

25.7 × 19.7 × 12.7 cm (10 1/8 × 7 3/4 × 5 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Steinfeld

Reference Number

1999.295

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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