Century shape bowl with Sunglow pattern decoration
Eva Zeisel ( American, 1906 - 2011 )
Hall China Company ( American, 1903 )
- designed 1956
As a result of the popularity of Tomorrow’s Classic, Eva Zeisel received several other commissions from Hall China. In 1956, the firm released Century, a line of tableware available in solid colors with numerous surface patterns. While all of the forms in the line are well-conceived and elegant, the plates are especially noteworthy. Zeisel had previously experimented with square and oval plates, but here she pulled the form into a teardrop shape (1994.11.1, 1994.11.2, and 1994.11.3), adding extra visual excitement to the tablescape.
Charles L. Venable, China and Glass in America 1880-1980 (Dallas, TX: Dallas Museum of Art: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 462.