Eva Zeisel Museum Service 1942–1943

  • Not on view

Organic modern tableware was an important element of any American home concerned with good design in the mid-twentieth century. Zeisel designed the elegantly sculptural Museum Dinner Service in consultation with Castleton China and MoMA, which promoted it as "the first translucent china dinnerware, modern in shape, to be produced in the United States."

Gallery label from How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, 2016-17.
Manufacturer
Castleton China Co., New Castle, PA
Medium
Porcelain
Dimensions
.1 (small open vegetable dish): 2 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/4" (6.3 x 24.1 x 21 cm) .2 (large open vegetable dish): 3 x 11 1/8 x 9 3/4" (7.6 x 28.2 x 23.8 cm) .3 (large salad bowl): 3 5/8 x 13 x 13" (9.2 x 33 x 33 cm) .4 (medium platter): 2 3/8 x 15 1/8 x 12" (6 x 38.4 x 30.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of Nina and Gordon Bunshaft
Object number
470.1997.1-4
Department
Architecture and Design
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