Coffee pot - ROM2006_6989_2


Coffee pot

Maker: Douglas Boyd (1901-1972)
Medium:Silver with wood handle
Geography: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Date: 1953
21.5 (height) x 22.0 (width) x 13.0 (diameter) cm
Object number: 2003.88.1.1
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
DescriptionBased in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, Douglas Boyd exemplified modern Scandinavian influence in Ontario. He adhered to the traditional model of the designer-maker and his pieces were completely handcrafted. Most of Boyd’s work was for the church and therefore remains largely inaccessible to the public. As seen here, the surfaces of his tablewares were without decoration, but they are enlivened visually by soft modulations created by allowing hammer marks to remain.
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