Teapot, 1983

  • Alessi, S.p.a., Italian, founded 1921
  • Charles Jencks, American, 1939 - 2019

Silver plate

  • Framed: Overall: 8 1/2 × 3 5/8 × 3 inches (21.6 × 9.2 × 7.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Founders Junior Council, James Pearson Duffy Fund, Lenora and Alfred Glancy Foundation Fund, Modern Decorative Arts and Sculpture Fund, Dr. and Mrs. George Kamperman Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr. Fund

1986.28.2

Department

Contemporary Art after 1950

  • Columnar
  • Architecture
  • Engraving (incising)
  • Plate
  • Silver
  • Tableware
  • Capital (column component)
  • Teapot
  • Rams

Provenance

1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Tea and Coffee Piazza. Exh. cat., Officina Alessi and Max Protetch Gallery. New York, 1983, pp. 16, 29, 42-45 (ill.). Taragin, D. "From Vienna to the Studio Craft Movement." Apollo 124, no. 298 (Dec. 1986): 82-83 (ill.).

Rights Status

Charles Jencks; Alessi, S.p.a., Teapot, 1983, silver plate. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Founders Junior Council, James Pearson Duffy Fund, et al., 1986.28.2.