Souvenir tile

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1964
Medium: 
Glazed ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
Description: 
Square white ceramic tile with multi-colored circular print featuring images of nine 1964 World's Fair attractions: the Unisphere at center, surrounded by images of the Swiss Sky Ride, Heliport, Ford Motor Company, Tower of Light, Monorail, U.S. Pavilion, General Motors, and Spain pavilion; gold scrolls in each corner. Adhesive label on reverse: "© 1961, 1963 N.Y.W.F. / UNISPHERE® presented by USS United States Steel"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy Eddey
Object Number: 
2008.1.1
Gallery Label: 
New York City's third world's fair was held in Flushing Meadows Park in 1964-65. Unlike its predecessor in 1939-40, the '64-65 fair was held without the sponsorship of the Bureau of International Expositions. The symbol of the fair was the twelve-story high Unisphere, erected by U.S. Steel, an illustration of the fair's theme of "Peace Through Understanding" and its dedication to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe." The BIE sanction of the fair, due to a dispute over the length of the event and rental charges for exhibitors, kept most major European countries from participating.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1964
eMuseum Object ID: 
62669
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Plate

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1988
Medium: 
Glazed porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 dia. in. (27.9 cm)
Description: 
White porcelain dinner plate with Art Deco design suggesting a spire piercing the sun.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Object Number: 
2007.17
Gallery Label: 
In 1988, the Rainbow Room reopened after a two-year, $20 million-plus renovation. The restaurant complex atop Rockefeller Center was completely transformed by a team of prominent artists and designers, including Dan Dailey, who created a wall of cast glass; Hugh Hardy, who directed the overall interior design, including silk walls, green leather chairs and carpet, and revolving dance floor; and Milton Glaser, who devised colored screens for the room and designed the graphics and dinnerware. The bold plate design, featuring a spire piercing the sun, references Art Deco design of the 1930s but with a pure 1980s color palette. The dinnerware pattern was repeated on the cover of the Rainbow Room menu.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1988
eMuseum Object ID: 
62633
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Platter

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1951-1952
Medium: 
Whiteware with decal decoration
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (38.7 x 24.8 cm)
Description: 
Tear-shaped ovular rimless platter from "Tomorrow's Classic" dinner service; decorated with "Fantasy" pattern decal in black with gold.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy R. Eddey and Joel E. Hershey
Object Number: 
2007.7.2
Marks: 
stamped along bottom: "HALLCRAFT / HC [conjoined] by / Eva Zeisel / Made in the U.S.A. by Hall China Co."
Gallery Label: 
New York industrial designer Eva Zeisel (b. 1906) was born in Hungary and trained as a painter and potter. After immigrating to the United States in 1938, she achieved recognition for her industrial designs incorporating organic shapes in spare, elegant, and usable forms. This platter is from the successful "Tomorrow's Classic" dinner service, one of Zeisel's most popular designs. Beginning in 1949, Hall China Company engaged Zeisel to design a line of dinnerware that was casual and accessible to a middle-class consumer but incorporated sophisticated modern silhouettes. The pattern was initially produced in basic off-white; however, customer demand for less stark forms encouraged the addition of decorative printed decals. Zeisel’s studio assistants and industrial design students at Pratt Institute designed many decal patterns. The "Fantasy" pattern was designed by William Katavolvos, Ross Littell, and Douglas Kelly.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1957
eMuseum Object ID: 
62626
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pot

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1805-1833
Medium: 
Salt-glazed stoneware; Albany slip-glazed interior; cobalt decoration
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 5/8 h. x 9 dia. in. (27 x 22.9 cm)
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware ovoid pot with rolled "ear" handles; interior glazed with Albany slip. Marked 1" below rim with large lettering, brushed with cobalt.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Paul and Paulette Cushman
Object Number: 
2007.8
Marks: 
stamed near top: "PAUL : CUSHMAN / STONEWARE . FACTORY", highlighted with cobalt.
Gallery Label: 
The enterprising potter Paul Cushman (1767-1833) was Albany's leading stoneware manufacturer during the early 19th century. Surviving Cushman pots are sometimes creatively decorated and marked. This example has an unusually large and bold maker's mark which partially covers the handles.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1837
eMuseum Object ID: 
62623
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

LId

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 × 1 1/8 in. (8.6 × 2.9 cm)
Description: 
Shallow lid painted in white, green, red, and black with scenes of cherry blossoms and packages.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.31
Marks: 
Top of lid has hallmarks rendered in Japanese characters that read "Hirado Sei Mikawachi," which translates as "Made in the Hirado Workshop in Mikawachi."
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
62492
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot with lid

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 1/4 x 2 in. (12.7 x 13.3 x 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Small rectangular teapot with straight sides, lid, and spout surface, and with s-scroll applied handle; teapot decorated with ivory background and painted with red, brown, and green scenes of cranes, chrysanthemums, dyanthus flowers, and silver grass, all accented by painted gold clouds; spout and handle are decorated with foliate sprays; lid structured in pyramidal form and has gold-painted squared handle.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.27ab
Marks: 
Underside of teapot is stamped with three Japanese characters: "kin", [possibly] "ko", and "zan".
Gallery Label: 
This teapot is example of Kyoto Satsuma ware. Hallmarks may indicate the decorator's workshop, possibly located in Kyoto where the teapot was produced. Satsuma pottery was one of the most popular types of Japanese earthenware manufactured for the export market. In Japan, chrysanthemum, dyanthus, and silver grass are symbols for autumn. This teapot is similar to S-247.16ab and may have been part of set at one time.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
62488
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot with lid

Classification: 
Date: 
Late 19th or 20th century
Medium: 
Earthenware, wire, rattan
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 6 1/4 in. × 6 in. × 3 in. (15.9 × 15.2 × 7.6 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (3.2 × 7 cm)
Description: 
Squat round teapot with handle of wire-wrapped rattan, painted in reds, blues, and yellows with four scenic panels; lid has applied ceramic dog finial at center. Teapot is decorated with scenes of geisha and man, dragonflies and frog, and peonies.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.24ab
Gallery Label: 
Akae-style teapot has characteristic red paint. In addition, the squat round silhouette of the teapot is typical Japanese form for the service of green tea, and was not generally produced for the export market.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
19
eMuseum Object ID: 
62485
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teapot

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 4 in. × 5 in. × 1 3/4 in. (10.2 × 12.7 × 4.4 cm) Overall (b): 1 × 2 in. (2.5 × 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Small round teapot with lid and sockets for handle. Teapot and lid are painted with ivory background decorated with trompe l'oeil gold net that appears to contain three painted fish and a stingray; surface of net is decorated with painted crayfish and crabs rendered in relief Moriage technique; circular lid is decorated with gold net pattern and has gold knob finial.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.23ab
Marks: 
Both underside of teapot and lid interior are impressed with "C" stamp. Mark is not typical of Japanese export ware and may indicate that teapot was intended for domestic use. Interior of lid also has three black marks located along side of stamp that app
Gallery Label: 
Handle of teapot is missing.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
62484
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bowl

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (bowl): 2 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (5.7 × 14 cm)
Description: 
Late-Edo period blue and white painted bowl ornamented along exterior with peonies superimposed on frieze of trailing flowers and foliage; a gadroon-style border is located along bowl bottom; interior is decorated at bottom with blue and white peony medallion; interior sides painted with two red and gold phoenixes, Buddist symbols, and framed along lip with wide gold and red floral border.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.22
Marks: 
Bottom of bowl is marked in Japanese characters that translate as,"Eiraku, Japan".
Gallery Label: 
Eiraku (b. 1795) was well-known potter, located in Kyoto and active about 1810-45. Eiraku was known for producing patterned ware with exterior blue and white decoration, and with interior red and gold borders and ornament.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
62483
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Saucer

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 × 5 1/4 in. (1.9 × 13.3 cm)
Description: 
White saucer painted along face in cinnabar red with gold; exterior is decorated with medallions the depict images of Chinese figures located among flowers, sparrows, and other landscape features. Underside painted with gold foliage.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Object Number: 
S-247.21
Marks: 
Underside of saucer is marked in Japanese characters, translated as "Made by Iwa Workshop, Kutani, Japan."
Gallery Label: 
Saucer is typical of Japanese Kutani export ware manufactured during the early twentieth century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
62482
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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