Fondue Pot

  • Michael Lax, Copco, Fondue Pot, ca. 1970, cast iron and porcelainized enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Copco, Inc., 1978.45A-B

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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).

Title
Fondue Pot
Artists
Manufacturer
Date
ca. 1970
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Dimensions
5 7/8 x 8 x 5 1/2 in. (15.0 x 20.3 x 14.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Copco, Inc.

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast iron and porcelainized enamel
Classifications
Object Number
1978.45A-B
Palette
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