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Teapot from Raymor Modern Stoneware line

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Unlike the smooth, high glazes on contemporaneous pieces by Eva Zeisel and Russel Wright, the textured, organic surface of Ben Seibel’s teapot and celery dish recalls the green glazes used earlier in the century on Arts and Crafts wares. Raymor dinnerware, a pioneering line in the marketing of modernist design to Americans, enabled those with modest means to buy good design at affordable prices.
MEDIUM Earthenware
DATES ca. 1952
DIMENSIONS 7 x 10 x 6 in. (17.8 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS raised molding on base: "104/Raymor/by Roseville/ U.S.A./ ovenproof/ pat. pend."
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.112.1a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Teapot with lid: Glazed earthenware; biomorphic bulbous body with green-black matte glaze; high, short pinched spout; broad D-shaped handle rising from lower body to rim; ovoid shaped lid with slightly raised arched horizontal handle. Condition: Good
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Ben Seibel (American, 1918–1985). Teapot from Raymor Modern Stoneware line, ca. 1952. Earthenware, 7 x 10 x 6 in. (17.8 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 1994.112.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.112.1a-b_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1994.112.1a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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