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Coffee Pot with Lid and Drip Spout

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989-1990
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    MARKINGS (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"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1990.34.1a-c
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Swid Powell
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 1990.34.1a-c_view1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
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