Celery and Olive Dish 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.
1 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (3.8 x 39.1 x 15.9 cm) (show scale)
raised molding on base: "Raymor/by Roseville/ U.S.A." and "177/ ovenproof / pat. pend".
Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
Celery Dish: Glazed earthenware. Long, low dish with green-black matte glaze; biomorphic ladle shape consisting of two ovular compartments with gently curving tapered sides and flat-rimmed base.
Ben Seibel (American, 1918-1985). Celery and Olive Dish from Raymor Modern Stoneware Line, ca. 1952. Glazed earthenware, 1 1/2 x 15 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (3.8 x 39.1 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 1994.112.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1994.112.2.jpg)
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