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Fondue Pot

ca. 1970 Michael Lax Born: New York, New York 1929 Died: Bridgehampton, New York 1999 Copco (Manufacturer) cast iron and porcelainized enamel 5 7/8 x 8 x 5 1/2 in. (15.0 x 20.3 x 14.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Copco, Inc. 1978.45A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


Luce Center Label

This fondue pot in two sections was designed during the long collaboration between Michael Lax and the Copco Company, for which he created enameled cast-iron pieces over a twenty-year period. The fondue pot has the simple shapes and vivid color that Lax brought to housewares for many companies in the United States after the Second World War. It is an example of the artist’s ability to combine modern design and the “human element” in a useful product for the home (New York Times, June 5, 1999).

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

enamel

metal - iron

About Michael Lax

Born: New York, New York 1929 Died: Bridgehampton, New York 1999

About Copco