Teapot

Media - 1998.110.1A-B - SAAM-1998.110.1A-B_1 - 58153
Copied Byron Temple, Teapot, 1998, glazed stoneware and metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld, 1998.110.1A-B

Artwork Details

Title
Teapot
Artist
Date
1998
Dimensions
overall: 6 x 5 124 in. (15.214.010.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld
Mediums Description
glazed stoneware and metal
Classifications
Object Number
1998.110.1A-B

Artwork Description

Byron Temple based this teapot around his favorite shape, the cylinder, simply adding a spout, lid, and spiraling metal handle. He left the lid and base of the pot unglazed, while the rest is covered in a rich dark hue. This teapot exemplifies the marriage of beauty and function that Temple strove for in his work.