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Coffeepot and Lid, Contempri Design, Eclipse Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Jackson Internationale
MEDIUM Semi-porcelain
  • Place Manufactured: Japan
  • DATES 1960-1965
    DIMENSIONS Overall (a & b): 11 1/4 x 9 x 6 5/8 in. (28.6 x 22.9 x 16.8 cm) Lid only (b): 2 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (5.1 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Printed on bottom in gray and black: "ECLIPSE [gray] / CONTEMPRI [black] / designed by [gray] Paul McCobb [black, in script] Japan [gray] / JACKSON INTERNATIONALE [black]"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.61.15a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Della Petrick Rothermel in memory of John Petrick Rothermel
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Paul McCobb (1917-1969). Coffeepot and Lid, Contempri Design, Eclipse Pattern, 1960-1965. Semi-porcelain, Overall (a & b): 11 1/4 x 9 x 6 5/8 in. (28.6 x 22.9 x 16.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Della Petrick Rothermel in memory of John Petrick Rothermel, 1994.61.15a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.61.15a-b_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1994.61.15a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Contempri Design, Eclipse Pattern." White bodied, semi-porcelain high-necked coffeepot (a) with vitreous glaze and transfer-printed decoration; and lid (b). From round, flat bottom, coffeepot rises to low curved shoulder, collar tapers inward then rises into long cylindrical neck that ends in a flat top with flared lip. Curved handle attached at shoulder and top portion of neck; long opposing spout attached at collar, tapers upward to narrow opening then flares out at mouth. Two identical bands of transfer-printed decoration encircle neck below handle; bands consist of upright rectangles with concave sides in alternating blue and green. Lid is cylindrical form, which flares outward as it rises to flat, circular top (lid is trumpet shaped). CONDITION: Good; tiny flecks in glaze all over body and in decorative bands.
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