Pagoda

  • Michael Banner, Maureen Banner, Pagoda, 2003, sterling silver, enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Gloria Shaw Hamilton, 2003.45A-B, © 2003, M. Banner

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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
2003
Location
Dimensions
16 x 9 1/4 x 8 in. (40.6 x 23.5 x 20.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Gloria Shaw Hamilton

Mediums Description
sterling silver, enamel
Classifications
Object Number
2003.45A-B
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