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Dorothy Hafner handmade porcelain teapot 1980's Memphis style Post Modern design signed dated rare mint condition

Dorothy Hafner handmade porcelain teapot 1980's Memphis style Post Modern design signed dated rare mint condition

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  • Vintage handmade item from the 1980s
  • Materials: porcelain teapot, bamboo handle, hand made, hand painted, ceramic teapot, lead free glaze
  • Favorited by: 14 people
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This lively porcelain teapot is by Dorothy Hafner whose award winning avant-garde designs of the 1980s are highly sought after today as icons of their time.

Teapot measures 4" x 9" x 3 1/2" plus handle (additional). Slip cast porcelain with under glaze decoration covered with a clear glaze, signed and dated by hand in the glaze. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Unlike her industrially produced Rosenthal designs, this piece was handmade and hand decorated in her own Manhattan studio, so it is much, much more rare. This piece comes from the artist’s personal archive and is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

It is from her “Asterisks” collection of porcelains, all handmade and hand painted. “Asterisks” was first introduced in 1983 and produced until 1992 when the Hafner Studio Pottery ceased production so the artist could set her sights on fine art glass, which she continues to work in to this day.

Works by Hafner in both ceramics and glass are in permanent collections of over 20 museums world wide and are published in over 60 books on Art Craft and Design.


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