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Physical Description:
green (cup color)
green (saucer color)
polychrome (component surface decoration color name)
geometric motif (joint piece description of decoration)
geometric motif (overall description of decoration)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (cup material)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (saucer material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 6 1/8 in; 2.54 cm x 15.5575 cm
Object Name:
Cup and Saucer
saucer
Description:
1978.0271.1
Cup and Saucer
About 1914
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
Made by Shenango Pottery
New Castle, Pennsylvania
This cup and saucer were designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright for his spectacular Midway Gardens, a Chicago concert garden and restaurant built in 1914. Wright designed all the furnishings and the ornamentation to coordinate with his architectural design. The building was torn down in 1929.
The cup and saucer were a gift to the Smithsonian from the architect's son John Lloyd Wright.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of Frances Wright (Mrs. John Lloyd Wright)
ID Number:
1978.0271.2
Accession number:
1978.0271
Catalog number:
1978.271.2
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4f49-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1804843