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Celery and Olive Dish from Raymor Modern Stoneware Line

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Unlike the smooth, high glazes on contemporaneous pieces by Eva Zeisel and Russel Wright, the textured, organic surface of Ben Seibel’s teapot and celery dish recalls the green glazes used earlier in the century on Arts and Crafts wares. Raymor dinnerware, a pioneering line in the marketing of modernist design to Americans, enabled those with modest means to buy good design at affordable prices.
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1952
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (3.8 x 39.1 x 15.9 cm)
    MARKINGS raised molding on base: "Raymor/by Roseville/ U.S.A." and "177/ ovenproof / pat. pend".
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.112.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Celery Dish: Glazed earthenware. Long, low dish with green-black matte glaze; biomorphic ladle shape consisting of two ovular compartments with gently curving tapered sides and flat-rimmed base.
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