Coffee Pot with Lid and Drip Spout
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989-1990
Coffee Pot & Lid (a & b): 7 x 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (17.8 x 23.5 x 14.6 cm)
Drip Spout (c): 4 x 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (10.2 x 17.1 x 14.6 cm)
Height of Coffee Pot with Drip Spout (a & c): 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) (show scale)
(a) On underside of cross-shaped base of coffee pot, printed in maroon in three sections along one crossbar: "FOR PIPING HOT / COFFEE PREHEAT / WITH HOT WATER."; within rectangle, "Swid Powell - The Little Dripper / [illegible facsimile signature of designer] / © MICHAEL GRAVES 1987"
Affixed on other crossbar, purple sticker printed in white: "MADE / IN / JAPAN"
(b) No marks.
(c) On underside of drip spout, printed in maroon: "Swid Powell / © MICHAEL GRAVES 1987"
Gift of Swid Powell
Coffee Pot (a) with lid (b) and drip spout / filter (c), porcelain with vitreous glaze, transfer-printed decoration, and gilding. White spherical body (a) with a molded triangular spout and applied c-shaped handle; decorated with three parallel undulating green lines through mid-section, set on a maroon cross-shaped base. The circular, domed lid (b) with gilded spherical finial. Drip spout (c) of conical form with circular base and c-shaped handle. Interior with molded vertical ribs and three holes at bottom; decorated with two parallel undulating green lines through mid-section and gilded rim. Drip spout fits into mouth of body.
CONDITION - Excellent original from manufacture. Some minor surface irregularities.
Michael Graves (American, 1934-2015). Coffee Pot with Lid and Drip Spout, Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989-1990. Porcelain, Coffee Pot & Lid (a & b): 7 x 9 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (17.8 x 23.5 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Swid Powell, 1990.34.1a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.34.1a-c_view1_bw.jpg)
overall, 1990.34.1a-c_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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