Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Kasimir Malevich, Russian, born Ukraine, 1878−1935
Constructivist Teapot, 1923
Glazed porcelain
16 x 24 x 10 cm
Manufactured by Lomonosov Porcelain Factory,
St. Petersburg, 2001
Gift of Mel Byars, Paris
Accession number: B08.1435
In 1923, Malevich and his students, Nikolay Suyetin and Ilya Cashnik, made several geometrical designs for Lomonosov Porcelain Factory (formerly the Imperial Porcelain Factory). This teapot is a reissue of Malevich’s original from 1923. Unfortunately, due to technical problems in casting, less than one-half dozen were made in Malevich’s original production run.

The Design and Architecture Collection, Selected Works, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Isadore and Sarah Palevsky Design Pavilion, 25/07/2010 - 31/12/2010

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir