Black Forest tea serviceSchramberger Majolikafabrik for Wheelock
Hungary / Germany, c. 1929
hand-painted and glazed ceramic
13 dia x ¾ h in (33 x 2 cm)
Service includes teapot, sugar pot, creamer and tray. Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark to underside of each element: [SMF Germany Wheelock Black Forest Handpainted Pottery].provenance: Collection of the artist
Black Forest Tea Service
Although Eva designed this shape for Scramberger, later the factory made a special agreement with Wheelock, an importer based in Wisconsin, to export this set to the United States. Other agreements by Wheelock specified that Wheelock would do the decorations, but in this case the decoration was hand painted by artists at Schramberger prior to export.