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Demitasse and Saucer

A work made of hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue decoration.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue decoration.




Designed by Peter Behrens
German, 1868-1940
Manufactured by Gebrüder Bauscher
Weiden, Germany, founded 1881

About this artwork

Peter Behrens designed this demitasse (small coffee cup) and saucer for a model dining room display at the Wertheim department store in Berlin in 1902. It was one of twelve architect-designed rooms installed in the prominent German store; these rooms helped disseminate modern design to consumers. Behrens repeated the pattern of geometric forms on the furniture, lighting, wallpaper, and carpet of the room.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Peter Behrens (Designer)


Demitasse and Saucer


Weiden in der Oberpfalz (Object made in)


Made 1900–1902


Hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue decoration


Cup: H. 6 cm (2 7/16 in.) diam. 8.1 cm (3 3/16 in.) Saucer: H. 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) diam. 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of The Antiquarian Society through Mrs. Robert E. Straus, Mrs. Benton J. Willner, Mrs. R. Michael Gately, Nancy C. Gorman, and Mrs. Huntington Eldridge funds

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