Limited-edition release of 200. Limit one per customer. London-based artist Jenny Bowers's classic combination of blue-on-white porcelain creates a feeling that is at once familiar and off the cuff. Known for the simple handpainted marks of her illustrations, recent experimentation in wheel-thrown ceramics has led to a marriage of marks-imprinting pottery with found objects, then painting them with cobalt blue oxide. Jenny approached the Arzberg teapot with respect for the contradictions in discipline and expression. The Bauhaus movement was all about control and working to set rules. My work is so much the opposite. I tried not to dwell on the perfect shape when unleashing my paintbrushes on it. The Arzberg Teapot has been a Crate and Barrel classic since the day we first opened our doors 50 years ago on December 7, 1962. Inspired by the Bauhaus school, its perfectly simple shape was designed in 1931 for the Arzberg porcelain factory in Germany. A young college student by the name of Gordon Segal first bought the teapot as a birthday present for his mother who loved making tea in the afternoon. When he opened the very first Crate and Barrel store in Chicago with his wife, Carole, he bought it again. And again. And again. In a 12-month celebration of our 50th anniversary year, we have invited 12 international designers to envision the Arzberg teapot as their artistic canvas. Each is a limited-edition collector's item, numbered and signed by the artist. -Limited-edition release of 200 -Purchase online only beginning October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. central time -Limit one per customer -Packaged in a special collector's box crafted of FSC-certified pine wood -Includes Certificate of Authenticity -Pure porcelain -Dishwasher- and microwave-safe -Made in Germany
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