Teapot with Lid

Media - 1975.127A-B - SAAM-1975.127A-B_1 - 58144
Copied Ragnar Naess, Teapot with Lid, 1974, stoneware with stain and glaze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.127A-B

Artwork Details

Title
Teapot with Lid
Artist
Date
1974
Dimensions
6 149 787 18 in. (15.825.018.0 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase
Mediums
Mediums Description
stoneware with stain and glaze
Classifications
Object Number
1975.127A-B

Artwork Description

Ragnar Naess’s small Teapot with Lid shows his careful technique of decorating the simple surfaces of his vessels. Parallel sections of incised lines feed from the top of the pot down to the middle. Naess hints at what the inside of the pot looks like by allowing a thin coat of white glaze to spill out of the spout and cover the tip.