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Tea-set; porcelain, cast; comprising teapot with metal handle and lid (a and b), creamer and lid (c and d), sugar bowl and lid (e and f), cup (g), saucer (h) and side plate (j), the cup with a rounded handle, the rest of the components in the form of a sqaure with rounded corners.
- Production date
- 1974 (designed and produced ever since)
Diameter: 9 centimetres (g)
Height: 16.70 centimetres (a, with handle up)
Height: 9.20 centimetres (c and d)
Height: 8.80 centimetres (e and f)
Height: 5 centimetres (g)
Length: 15.50 centimetres (h)
Length: 16.20 centimetres (j)
Width: 19.20 centimetres (a, with handle up)
Width: 8.20 centimetres (c and d)
Width: 8.80 centimetres (e and f)
Width: 11 centimetres (g)
Width: 15.50 centimetres (h)
Width: 16.20 centimetres (j)
Depth: 13.20 centimetres (a, with handle up)
Depth: 7 centimetres (c and d)
Depth: 8.80 centimetres (e and f)
- Curator's comments
- This tea-set is called 'Suomi' and was designed by Sarpaneva for the German porcelain factory, Rosenthal. It is one of his most popular everyday designs and has been in production ever since it was designed in 1974. References to it can be found in the following publications:
K. Kalin, 'Sarpaneva', Otava Verlag AG, Keuruu, 1986, pp. 279-287.
M. Aav et al. (eds), 'Timo Sarpaneva Collection', Designmuseo, Finland, 2002, pp. 84, 86-87.
Heikki Matiskainen (ed), 'Timo Sarpaneva, Glass Art', Finnish Glass Museum, Rihimaki, 1987 pp.111-113.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The donor purchased the cup and saucer from Waterford Wedgwood Doulton, Piccadilly, London on 29 January 2008.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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