- Museum number
'Form 678' jam jar, porcelain, glazed white all over, bulbous body with overhead rattan handle (a), lid with large circular knop (b) and indentation for birch jam-spoon (c). The handle bound with rattan over a solid rod which is tapered at the ends to pass through holes in the side of the jar, then bent upwards and secured with rattan binding.
- Production date
- 1968 (designed)
Diameter: 11 centimetres (a)
Diameter: 8.50 centimetres (lid b)
Height: 3.80 centimetres (b)
Height: 15.70 centimetres (pot + handle a)
Height: 15 centimetres (spoon c)
- Curator's comments
- 'Form 678' began life as a tea and coffee service known as 'Form 24' (1962) before it was extended to a full service by Koppel in 1968. The service is made from thin porcelain and is entirely undecorated, in keeping with koppel's view on modern design. The tight curves shown in this service reflect those used by Koppel in his metalware designs for Georg Jensen. For further references and illustrations see:
B. Busk Laursen et al., 'Royal Copenhagen Porcelain 1775-2000 : 225 years of design', Copenhagen, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, 2000, pp. 151-153 (as designed in 1961).
N. Kaiser, 'The World of Henning Koppel', Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, 2000, pp. 95-100.
T. Dickson, 'Dansk Design', Australia and London, Murdoch Books, 2008, p. 91.
The rattan handle is very clsoe to that used for Gertrud Vasegaard's tea-pot (see 2014,8024.502) also made by Bing & Grøndahl, and for Stig Lindberg's stacking tea and hot-water pots made by Gustavsberg, Sweden (see 2014,8024.384).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donors from The Silver Fund, London, on 13 November 2011.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number