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2002 Michael Banner Born: Kalamazoo, Michigan 1939 Maureen Banner Born: Chicago, Illinois 1946 handwrought hollowformed sterling silver with rosewood handle spacers 6 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (15.2 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund © 2002, Michael and Maureen Banner 2003.29A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


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The individual parts of this teapot are designed very simply, but the smooth silver sets up a range of reflections between the body, the spout, and the two parts of the handle. The restrained form becomes a kind of sculpture that leads the eye in different directions. The cloisonne enamel set into the knob adds to the reflections with shifting areas of color.

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decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

About Michael Banner

Born: Kalamazoo, Michigan 1939

About Maureen Banner

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1946

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