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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Eva Zeisel, American, born Hungary, 1906–2011
Designer: Francis E. Blod, American, 1908–1979
Manufacturer: Universal Potteries Incorporated, American, 1934–55
Retailer: Sears, Roebuck, and Company, American, founded 1893

Creamer, “Stratoware” Pattern

1940 (designed), 1942–43 (manufactured)


4 3/4 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/8 in. (12.1 × 9.5 × 6 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
Manufactured in Cambridge, Ohio
Designed in New York, New York
20th century
Containers - Ceramics

John C. Waddell, New York, 1998–2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 342–43, no. 240.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.