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Platter

Platter
Title
Platter
Date 
ca. 1946-1960
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 19 x 26.7 cm )
Description 
Kidney-shaped light orange platter from the "Town and Country" pattern.
Credit Line 
Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
Object Number 
2003.56.6b
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