Research: Luce Center for American Art

Bean Pot with Lid, Town and Country Dinner Service
Accession #1991.261.3a-b
Designer Eva Zeisel
Manufacturer Red Wing Pottery
TitleBean Pot with Lid, Town and Country Dinner Service
DateDesigned ca. 1945; Manufactured ca. 1946
MediumGlazed earthenware
Dimensions8 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 9 in. (21 x 23.5 x 22.9 cm)
Credit LineGift of Paul F. Walter
LocationVisible Storage: Case 18, Shelf K (Contemporary Design)
DescriptionSquat 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.