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Date: 1930

Media: earthenware

Size: h(cm) : 5.6 cup x diam(cm) : 10.3 x w(cm) : 13 cup

Acquired: 2008; Gift; Dr Frances Marks

Accession Number: NMW A 39011

This cup and saucer is from a tea set designed in 1930. Haël's striking orange-red uranium glaze was one of Grete Marks's most distinctive achievements and was highly praised by critics at the 1929 Deutscher Werkbund exhibition in Breslau. This striking conical design has become a modernist icon, making a clear break with historical precedent and avoiding all surface decoration.

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