Currently held on consignment at Andrews Oakville
This set of exemplary Postmodern design captures many of the Eighties design influences and is an iconic series by the American ceramist and glass artist Dorothy Hafner (b.1952 -)
The surface artwork is of neon-esque pastel colours composed into bold, edgy geometric shapes, interspersed with pop-art accent patterns. The artwork wraps itself around the body of all pieces with Hafner's signature marking the designs.
This striking and vibrant set consists of 5 teacups, saucers, dining plates, teapot and teapot warmer that would be ideal for either display or for functional use.
Excellent. No chips, cracks, or scratches. There is negligible use wear that is most notable on the underside. The underside of the base for all pieces bears the Rosenthals insignia stamp with Hafner's signature present on the surface artwork or underside.
Unpackaged weight: c. 6.4 kg / 6,350 g
A BIT OF HISTORY
Born in 1952 in Woodbridge, Connecticut, Dorothy Hafner earned her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College in 1974. In 1976, Hafner served as director of the international department of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York and for two years after, became an artist-in-residence at Artpark in Lewiston, New York.
By1979 she set up Art in Dining in New York City, under which she designed porcelain tableware for such firms as Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co, and in 1982, began her work for Rosenthal.
Winning numerous honors and awards for her work, two works by Hafner are featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Though she began her career as a ceramist, she turned exclusively to glasswork in 1997.