Museum service, USA

Museum service, USA

Museum service
Designed by Eva Zeisel (born 1906); made by the Castleton China Company
USA, Pennsylvania
Designed 1942-3, produced from 1946
Porcelain
Museum no. Circ.161 to 163-1953
Given by Castleton China Inc.

Eva Zeisel's Museum service was commissioned by New York's Museum of Modern Art. It was the first undecorated white porcelain service made in the USA.

The service responded to the functionalism and restraint of modernism, but also explored the expressive potential of forms. It exemplifies the sophisticated organic style that dominated post-war ceramic design.