"Town and Country" pepper shaker

Schmoo

Designed 1947; made 1950–56


Object Place: Red Wing, Minnesota

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 5.1 x 5.7 cm (3 x 2 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.266.2

Medium or Technique

Earthenware with forest green glaze

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

The biomorphic pepper shaker is comprised of a white, low-fired bulbous form that organically twists and narrows to a rounded head. The entire body is covered with a glossy, mottled “Forest Green” glaze. Four holes on the top of the head are arranged in the form of a diamond.

Provenance

2008, purchased on eBay by Brett Angell, Chelsea, Mass; 2008, gift of Angell to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.