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The Peale Family
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:Charles Willson Peale
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Overall: 1 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 15 in. ( 3.8 x 27.3 x 38.1 cm )
Kidney-shaped light tan platter from the "Town and Country" pattern.
Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
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."
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