Pagoda

  • Maureen Banner, Michael Banner, Pagoda, 2002, handwrought hollowformed sterling silver with rosewood handle spacers, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2002, Michael and Maureen Banner, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 2003.29A-B

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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.

Title
Pagoda
Artists
Date
2002
On View
Dimensions
6 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (15.2 x 9.5 x 6.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund

Mediums Description
handwrought hollowformed sterling silver with rosewood handle spacers
Classifications
Object Number
2003.29A-B
Palette
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