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Castleton demi-tasse cup and saucer

Castleton demi-tasse cup and saucer
Title
Castleton demi-tasse cup and saucer
Date 
ca. 1946-1960
Medium 
Porcelain
Dimensions 
cup: 1 7/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 14 x 11.4 cm ) saucer: 1 x 6 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Porcelain demi-tasse cup and saucer in the "Museum" pattern.
Credit Line 
Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
Object Number 
2003.56.9ab
Gallery Label 
New York City-based industrial designer Eva Zeisel designed the austere, elegant forms of the "Museum" dinner service in 1942-43; they were introduced to the American public with great acclaim at the Museum of Modern Art in 1946. As the first set of fine china in modern shapes produced in the United States, the creation of "Museum" was a landmark in the history of American tableware.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group