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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.

Date:

1900/02

Artist:

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Peter Behrens (Designer)

Title

Demitasse and Saucer

Place

Weiden in der Oberpfalz (Object made in)

Date

Made 1900–1902

Medium

Hard-paste porcelain with underglaze blue decoration

Dimensions

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

Reference Number

1988.246.1-2

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