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Pitcher

Pitcher
Title
Pitcher
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
Object Number 
2003.56.2
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group