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Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
wood (insulators material)
overall: 9 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 22.86 cm x 20.0025 cm x 8.5725 cm
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Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
Place used:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Date made:
1934 or later
Year pattern introduced:
1934 or later
"Ultra" pattern teapot; features a slender, inverted ovoid body with conical, hinged lid topped by an ovoid knop on a short, fluted pedestal with conical base; two, low-relief, vertical ears of wheat are applied to sides of body and knop. Hollow, C-curve handle is pinned into thin insulators and flared sockets. Body perforated at shallow, S-curve spout. Underside struck with maker's mark and pattern number. From a five-piece coffee and tea service, 1989.0700.07-.11.
Greek-American industrial designer John Vassos (1898-1985) designed the "Ultra" pattern in 1934 for R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. of Wallingford, CT; 1871-present. "Ultra" flatware 1989.0700.01-.06, five-piece coffee and tea service 1989.0700.07-.11, and bowl 1989.0700.12, all belonged to the Vassos family.
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Johnes
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History