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Teapot with Lid

1974 Ragnar Naess Born: Morristown, New Jersey 1942 stoneware with stain and glaze 6 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (15.8 x 25.0 x 18.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.127A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B

Luce Center Label

Ragnar Naess’s small Teapot with Lid shows his careful technique of decorating the simple surfaces of his vessels. Parallel sections of incised lines feed from the top of the pot down to the middle. Naess hints at what the inside of the pot looks like by allowing a thin coat of white glaze to spill out of the spout and cover the tip.


decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay


About Ragnar Naess

Born: Morristown, New Jersey 1942