Research: Luce Center for American Art

Teapot and Lid from Three Piece Tea Service, Kyoto Homage Pattern
Accession #87.120.1a-b
Maker Dorothy Hafner
TitleTeapot and Lid from Three Piece Tea Service, Kyoto Homage Pattern
DateDesigned 1980; Manufactured 1987
MediumPorcelain
Dimensions9 x 9 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. (22.9 x 23.5 x 9.2 cm)
MarksImpressed on underside of teapot, lower right: (in script) "Dorothy Hafner"
Inscriptionsno inscriptions
SignedIn black on underside of teapot: (in script) "Dorothy Hafner '87 / ©1980"
Credit LineGift of Dorothy Weiss
LocationVisible Storage: Case 18, Shelf D (Contemporary Design)
DescriptionPorcelain teapot (a) and lid (b), white ground with vitreous glaze, "Kyoto Homage" pattern. Horizontal, rectangular shaped teapot, slightly bowed on long sides; short, truncated, semi-conical spout; rattan handle attached through two applied porcelain loops on top of pot. Flat rectangular lid with strip finial. The teapot is decorated with turquoise, lavender, peach, terracotta and black in abstract patterns. Front and rear of pot has ground of diagonal and vertical bands of color and a reserve of white with "confetti" pattern interior. Ends are terracotta, "double dot" pattern; top is lavender, "double dot"; lid is turquoise, "double dot". Part of three-piece tea service, 87.120.2a-b (sugar bowl) & 87.120.3 (creamer). CONDITION: Fine