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Small Teapot

The tens of thousands of objects in the Museum’s decorative arts collection include hundreds of teapots in ceramics and silver.  These teapots embrace several hundred years of Western history and demonstrate the endless design possibilities that this complex functional form has offered to inspire designers and craftspeople over the centuries.

Sixty-six teapots have been chosen from the Museum’s Decorative Arts holdings for this long-term exhibition.  Dating from the late 1600s to the present day, the teapots range dramatically in style, scale and visual impact and offer visitors a microcosm of the scope of the rich collections cared for here in Newark.

Main image:
Small teapot, Vienna State Porcelain Factory, Austria, Porcelain, enamel, 1750-60, Gift of Sarah W. Downer, 1914  14.701a,b

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