Teapot with Lid

  • Harriet Bellows, Teapot with Lid, ca. 1975, stoneware and cane, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.130A-B

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Harriet Bellows created Teapot with Lid in the mid-1970s, a few years before she gave up ceramics to start a career as a pilot. There are no straight lines or sharp angles in this piece, and the shiny glaze reflects and highlights each curve in the design. The rounded body and over-the-top handle recall traditional Asian designs, which often incorporate bamboo handles so that the heat from the pot will not be transferred to the user’s hand.

Title
Teapot with Lid
Artist
Manufacturer
Date
ca. 1975
On View
Dimensions
overall: 10 3/8 x 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (26.2 x 25.0 x 21.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Mediums Description
stoneware and cane
Classifications
Object Number
1975.130A-B
Palette
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