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Pitcher

Object Number: 
2003.56.2
Date: 
ca. 1946-1960
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 6 x 5 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 15.2 x 14 cm )
Description: 
Bulbous light blue earthenware pitcher with integral tab handle in the "Town and Country" pattern.
Gallery Label: 
In the mid-1940s, the president of Red Wing Pottery commissioned New York-based industrial designer Eva Zeisel to create a "Greenwich Villagey" dinner service; namely, tableware with informal shapes that would appeal to young consumers embracing a more casual lifestyle after World War II. The resulting line of dinnerware of free-form organic shapes with mix-and-match colors was promoted by Red Wing as "contemporary, functional, colorful, smart."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group