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Bean Pot with Lid, Town and Country Dinner Service

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES Designed ca. 1945; Manufactured ca. 1946
DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 in. (21 x 23.5 x 22.9 cm)  (show scale)
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.261.3a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Squat spherical earthenware bean pot (a) and lib (b); turquoise-blue ground and vitreous glaze. Pot rises at top to continuous spherical knob in center; round opening or "spout" with pulled up sides cut out of top collar portion alongside knob. Flat round lid with rounded edges fits this opening. CONDITION: Good; some manufacturing imperfections including small unglazed spots around body and some raised flecks of clay on knob and body.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Eva Zeisel (American, born Hungary, 1906-2011). Bean Pot with Lid, Town and Country Dinner Service, Designed ca. 1945; Manufactured ca. 1946. Glazed earthenware, 8 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 in. (21 x 23.5 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1991.261.3a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.261.3a-b_bw.jpg)
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