Richard Riemerschmid. Vinegar Jar with Stopper. c. 1897

Richard Riemerschmid Vinegar Jar with Stopper c. 1897

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In the context of the late nineteenth-century arts and crafts movement, artists and architects like Riemerschmid turned their attention to humble objects and utilitarian spaces—above all the kitchen—previously ignored by most professional designers. This vinegar jar exemplifies the revitalized interest in vernacular materials such as stoneware, a robust ceramic long associated with storage and drinking vessels in northern Europe.

Gallery label from Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, September 15, 2010-March 14, 2011.
Manufacturer
Reinhold Merkelbach, Grenzhausen, Germany
Medium
Glazed stoneware
Dimensions
.a (body): h. 7 5/16" (18.6 cm) .b (lid): h. 1 5/8" (4.1 cm)
Credit
Phyllis B. Lambert Fund
Object number
SC21.1958.1.a-b
Department
Architecture and Design

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