"Lyric" cup and saucer

American
designed 1954
Designed by Kay Kastner Hackett (American, born about 1919), Stangl Pottery (active 1929–1978)


Object Place: Trenton, New Jersey

Dimensions

cup: H. 2 1/8 in.; Diameter 3 7/8 in.; saucer: Diameter 6 5/8 in.

Accession Number

2002.675.1a-b

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with sgraffito and slip decoration

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Circular cup with simple, biomorphic design incised on exterior, and given black and white slip decoration. Saucer glazed black.

Markings

Cup is bears a brown glaze-stamped mark on base: "Stangl / POTTERY / TRENTON, N.J." in an ellipse. Initial "R" added in black slip. Saucer bears a brown glaze-stamped mark on base: "Stangl / POTTERY / TRENTON, N.J." with four lines above the ellipse, indicating the year 1954. All in within an ellipse underneath saucer. Marked "m" in black slip near the mark.

Provenance

Purchased by Brett Angell in Milwaukee about 1989; to MFA, 2002, gift of Brett Angell.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell