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Teapot with Lid

ca. 1975 Harriet Bellows Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1946 East Valley Pottery (Manufacturer) stoneware and cane overall: 10 3/8 x 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (26.2 x 25.0 x 21.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.130A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B


Luce Center Label

Harriet Bellows created Teapot with Lid in the mid-1970s, a few years before she gave up ceramics to start a career as a pilot. There are no straight lines or sharp angles in this piece, and the shiny glaze reflects and highlights each curve in the design. The rounded body and over-the-top handle recall traditional Asian designs, which often incorporate bamboo handles so that the heat from the pot will not be transferred to the user’s hand.

Keywords

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - stoneware

plant material

About Harriet Bellows

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1946

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