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Pitcher

Object Number: 
2003.56.1
Date: 
ca. 1946-1960
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Bulbous chartreuse earthenware pitcher with integral tab handle in the "Town and Country" pattern.
Gallery Label: 
In the years after World War II, tableware with informal shapes appealed to young consumers embracing a more casual lifestyle. 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. The resulting line of dinnerware, in free-form organic shapes with mix-and-match colors, was promoted by Red Wing as "contemporary, functional, colorful, smart."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Eva Zeisel, Designer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group