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2003 Michael Banner Born: Kalamazoo, Michigan 1939 Maureen Banner Born: Chicago, Illinois 1946 sterling silver, enamel 16 x 9 1/4 x 8 in. (40.6 x 23.5 x 20.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Gloria Shaw Hamilton © 2003, M. Banner 2003.45A-B Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 52B


Luce Center Label

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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