Teapot from Raymor Modern Stoneware line
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.
7 x 10 x 6 in. (17.8 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
raised molding on base: "104/Raymor/by Roseville/ U.S.A./ ovenproof/ pat. pend."
Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Ben Seibel (American, 1918-1985). Teapot from Raymor Modern Stoneware line, ca. 1952. Glazed 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.jpg)
overall, 1994.112.1a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
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.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.