Eva Zeisel, an important Lidded Pot with "terraces" (model 3223), Schramberger Majolika-Fabrik, Schramberg, Germany, circa 1929-35. Decor: 3526 (later nicknamed Mondrian). Height of Bowl: 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm); dia.: 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm). 1620-006.
Provenance: A Private German Collector.
Reproduced: Pat Kirkham, Pat Moore, and Pirco Wolfframm, et al, Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2013, p. 51.Ã‚Â
Exhibited: San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 5 May 2003; San Diego, Mingei International Museum, "Eva Zeisel: Extraordinary Designer at 100," 10 December 2006-12 April 2007; Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, "Eva Zeisel: Extraordinary Designer at 100," 9 September-30 December 2007; San Francisco, Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, Â“Collection of Pat Moore and Dr. Gene L. Grobman," 18-19 October 2014.
Note: This was the first piece Zeisel designed by drafting on paper rather than throwing clay, although it was not her first piece produced at Schramberg. Zeisel recalled that she was surprised by the finished piece because she had assumed that the "terraces," inspired by the terraces on Modernist villas then being built in German, would extend entirely around the vessel. On Zeisel's work for the Schramberger Majolikafabrik, see Pat Moore, "Schramberger Majolikafabrik," in Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty, 2013, pp. 46-51.