"Triumph" shape coffeepot with "Havana" pattern decoration

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Designer

Viktor Schreckengost ( American, 1906 - 2008 )


Manufacturer

American Limoges Company

DATE:
designed 1937
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General Description

Viktor Schreckengost was a designer for the Sebring family potteries from 1934 to 1943. During that time he created several shape ranges and many surface patterns for both Limoges China and Salem China. Triumph is one of his most successful shapes. Highly geometric in its composition, it reflected the impact of French art deco design and American streamlining. Schreckengost intended the fluting and rings seen on this shape to give ornament without increasing costs, since these elements were produced during the casting process and did not have to be added by hand.

Adapted from

Charles L. Venable, Ellen P. Denker, Katherine C. Grier, Stephen G. Harrison, China and Glass in America, 1880-1980: From Tabletop to TV Tray (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), (cat. 132), 451-52.