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Kazuko Matthews Post Modern California Studio Stoneware Teapot with Lid
By Kazuko Matthews
Located in Pasadena, CA
Flattened stoneware Post Modernist teapot with lid by California architectural artist Kazuko Matthews. Teapot measures 16" by 12" by 4" and is signed Kazuko Matthews on its bottom. I...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Kazuko Matthews Stoneware Post Modern California Studio Zig Zag Teapot with Lid
By Kazuko Matthews
Located in Pasadena, CA
Flattened stoneware Post Modernist vase by California studio artist Kazuko Matthews. Teapot measures 16.5" by 9.5" by 3" and is signed Kazuko Matthews on the bottom. In very good vin...
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1990s American Post-Modern Ceramics

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Stoneware

Peter Shire Post Modernist Memphis Design Ceramic Teapot
By Peter Shire
Located in Pasadena, CA
Spouted teapot created by Los Angeles artist and designer of the Memphis Group, Peter Shire. Teapot measures: 10" high by 12.5" wide and 5.5" deep. It is signed EXP, 1999. In very go...
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1990s American Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Peter Shire Anchorage Teapot for Memphis, 1982
By Peter Shire, Rossi & Arcandi
Located in Kansas City, MO
This is a rare "Anchorage Teapot" by designer and artist Peter Shire. Rossi e Arcandi for Memphis, Milano, 1982. The teapot is completely original and shows signs of wear to be expec...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Silver Plate, Brass

  • Peter Shire Anchorage Teapot for Memphis, 1982
  • Peter Shire Anchorage Teapot for Memphis, 1982
  • Peter Shire Anchorage Teapot for Memphis, 1982
  • Peter Shire Anchorage Teapot for Memphis, 1982
H 15.75 in. W 13.5 in. D 5.75 in.
Whimsical Ceramic Teapot Postmodern Design by Walchtersbach, Germany
Located in San Diego, CA
Whimsical ceramic teapot by Walchtersbach circa 1970s, made in West Germany great Postmodern design beautiful colors.
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Late 20th Century German Post-Modern Pitchers

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Ceramic

Extraordinary Porcelain Teapot in Postmodern Style with a Saw Handle
Located in Doornspijk, NL
This cheerful cream colored teapot is like having a wingless water plane on your coffee table. Its basis consists of two "floaters". The saw shaped handle allows you to lift the pot...
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Late 20th Century European Post-Modern Porcelain

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Porcelain

Memphis Postmodern Porcelain Teapot and Cups by Fitz & Floyd, 1985
By Fitz and Floyd
Located in San Diego, CA
A rare and beautiful porcelain teapot designed by Fitz & Floyd stamped and dated 1985, great design unique and rare set.
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20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Rare Memphis Porcelain Rolf Sinnemark Rörstrand 'Atlantis' series Teapot 1984
By rorstrand studio, Rolf Sinnemark
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Rare Memphis style 'Atlantis' series porcelain Teapot with printed geometric decoration in black, grey and white, designed by Rolf Sinnemark ca. 1984, made by Rörstrand, Stockholm. ...
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Vintage 1980s Swedish Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Porcelain

16-Piece Coffee/Teapot Set by Riccardo Schweizer Prod. by Pagnossin Ceramica
By Pagnossin Ceramica, Riccardo Schweizer
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This is a 16- piece coffee / teapot set designed by Riccardo Schweizer and produced by Pagnossin Ceramica, Italy, 1970s. They are made in ceramic and their peculiarity is that the y...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

Nefertiti Teapot Matteo Thun for Memphis-Milano Original, 1980s
By Matteo Thun, Memphis Group
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Vintage original 1980s Nefertiti tea pot. Red is vintage color which is no longer production now. There is signature on bottom. Designed by Matteo Thun for Memphis Milano.
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Saki Teapot (Crackle)
By Peter Shire
Located in Seattle, WA
Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categorization. He has created ceramics, furniture, toys, interior designs, and public sculptures, that seem to at...
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2010s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

Saki Teapot (Orange)
By Peter Shire
Located in Seattle, WA
Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categorization. He has created ceramics, furniture, toys, interior designs, and public sculptures, that seem to at...
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2010s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • Saki Teapot (Orange)
  • Saki Teapot (Orange)
  • Saki Teapot (Orange)
  • Saki Teapot (Orange)
H 17 in. W 14 in. D 7 in.
Saki Teapot (Black)
By Peter Shire
Located in Seattle, WA
Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categorization. He has created ceramics, furniture, toys, interior designs, and public sculptures, that seem to at...
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2010s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

  • Saki Teapot (Black)
  • Saki Teapot (Black)
  • Saki Teapot (Black)
  • Saki Teapot (Black)
H 17 in. W 18 in. D 3 in.
Saki Teapot (Color Block)
By Peter Shire
Located in Seattle, WA
Peter Shire is an LA-based artist whose work eludes all attempts at categorization. He has created ceramics, furniture, toys, interior designs, and public sculptures, that seem to at...
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2010s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Ceramic

1980s Dorothy Hafner Porcelain "Flash" Teapot/Postmodern
By Dorothy Hafner
Located in Winnetka, IL
A porcelain teapot, inspired by Pop Art, by the American artist Dorothy Hafner (b. 1952). Hafner's ceramic work in the 1980s was influenced by the Postmodern Memphis Design Group, fo...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Memphis Teapot by Marco Zanini for Bitossi, Italy
By Marco Zanini, Bitossi
Located in Portland, ME
Memphis style teapot designed by Marco Zanini. This striking teapot is part of a collection of functional tableware pieces designed by Zanini in the 1980's, for Italian Ceramics Make...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

Kazuko Matthews Stoneware Post Modern California Studio Handled Vase Teapot
By Kazuko Matthews
Located in Pasadena, CA
Flattened stoneware Post Modernist handled vase by California studio artist Kazuko Matthews. Vase measures 28" by 10" by 5" and is signed Kazuko Matthews on the bottom. In very good ...
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1990s American Post-Modern Vases

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Stoneware

Postmodern Ceramic Teapot
By Memphis Group
Located in Richmond, VA
Sculptural postmodern ceramic teapot sculpture in black and white with a neon yellow stopper. Recommended for display use only. Signed on base.
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20th Century American Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

  • Postmodern Ceramic Teapot
  • Postmodern Ceramic Teapot
  • Postmodern Ceramic Teapot
  • Postmodern Ceramic Teapot
H 9.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Peter Shire Postmodern Memphis Ceramic Teapot
By Peter Shire
Located in Pasadena, CA
Spouted teapot created by Los Angeles artist and designer of the Memphis Group, Peter Shire. Teapot measures 12.5" high by 13" wide and 5.5" deep. It is signed EXP, 1999. In very goo...
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1990s American Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Peter Shire Teapot, Milticoler Ceramic
By Peter Shire
Located in Kansas City, MO
Peter Shire untitled teapot. Signed, dated, and inscribed "Shire/1982/#12" to underside. There is a 3/4" sensitively repaired chip to the back of the base and crazing to the finish. ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Vases

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Ceramic

  • Peter Shire Teapot, Milticoler Ceramic
  • Peter Shire Teapot, Milticoler Ceramic
  • Peter Shire Teapot, Milticoler Ceramic
  • Peter Shire Teapot, Milticoler Ceramic
H 13.25 in. W 13 in. D 7.5 in.
Postmodern Teapot Set in Blue Speckle Pattern
Located in Richmond, VA
Rare, sculptural tea set in blue speckle pattern. Includes lightweight enamelware teapot and ceramic lidded sugar bowl, signed. Dimensions: Teapot measures 9.5” L, 6” W, 7” H. ...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

Richard Marquis Studio Teapot Glass Sculpture, Signed, Dated
By Richard Marquis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Just an amazing glass work by the very well-known artist, Richard Marquis, dated 1980 and signed Marquis.
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Glass

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Art Glass

Memphis Postmodern Porcelain Teapot by The Toscany Collection Japan
By Kato Kogei
Located in San Diego, CA
A rare and beautiful porcelain teapot designed by The Toscany Collection Japan circa 1980s, Memphis style design in excellent condition never used.
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20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Porcelain

Peter Shire for Memphis Milano Postmodern “Anchorage Teapot” 1982, Silver
By Peter Shire, Memphis Group
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original production. Rare. With Memphis stamp. a) Teapot vessel: 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (13.97 x 22.23 x 13.97 cm); b) Teapot lid: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (6.35 x 8.26 cm); c) Singular ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Silver

Early Post Modern Decorative Teapot by Peter Shire
By Peter Shire
Located in New York, NY
Lovely post modern teapot by Peter Shire. An early work, it is marked on the bottom with the date 1979, and predates Mr. Shire's association with Memphis. This was acquired directly...
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Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

Early Peter Shire Teapot, Mint Condition
By Peter Shire
Located in Kansas City, MO
Peter Shire teapot / tea pot in mint condition. Beautiful example.
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

  • Early Peter Shire Teapot, Mint Condition
  • Early Peter Shire Teapot, Mint Condition
  • Early Peter Shire Teapot, Mint Condition
  • Early Peter Shire Teapot, Mint Condition
H 8.25 in. W 10 in. D 3.75 in.
Peter Shire Postmodern Memphis Ceramic Double Spouted Teapot
By Peter Shire
Located in Pasadena, CA
Large scale ceramic double spouted teapot created by Los Angeles designer and artist of the Memphis Group, Peter Shire. Teapot measures 16" high by 14.5" wide and 5.5" deep. It is si...
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Early 2000s American Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Classic Teapot Designed by Michael Graves for Alessi
By Michael Graves (b.1934), Alessi
Located in San Diego, CA
A Classic iconic teapot designed by Michael Graves for Alessi circa 1980s, made in Italy in nice original condition.
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20th Century Italian Post-Modern Tea Sets

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Stainless Steel

'Scorpion Teapot' Ceramic Teapot by Peter Shire, 1982
By Peter Shire
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Large Vintage Glazed Earthenware Teapot by Peter Shire, 1982. Earthenware and Enameled Metal construction, Hand-Built. Approx: 15 1/2" high x 12" wide x 25" long Peter Shire: ...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Metal

Philip Cornelius Porcelain or Teapot with Lid, Sculpture Signed Dated
By Philip Cornelius
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Just a beautiful teapot or ceramic vessel by the well-known artist, Philip Cornelius, this piece shows 1981, Pasadena and signature in bottom.
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Studio Salins France, Ceramic Teapot, Set of Three, circa 1980
By Salins
Located in Paris, FR
White, yellow and blue ceramic teapot set created by Studio Salins, France, circa 1980. Ceramic, white, yellow and blue enamel. Measures: 20cm W x 25cm D x 20cm H.
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Vintage 1980s French Post-Modern Ceramics

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Ceramic

Post-Modern Porcelain Teapot dated 1984
By Peter Shire
Located in Portland, ME
Striking Post-Modern Airbrushed Porcelain teapot. Art meets function with this unique and engaging teapot. The piece features delicately airbrushed geometric patterns laid over a cle...
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Vintage 1980s American Post-Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Post Modern Teapot For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic post modern teapot available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of ceramic, porcelain and metal, every post modern teapot was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a post modern teapot — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A post modern teapot is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in styles are sought with frequency. A well-made post modern teapot has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Peter Shire, Kazuko Matthews and Memphis Group are consistently popular.

How Much is a Post Modern Teapot?

Prices for a post modern teapot can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $225 and can go as high as $12,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,195.

A Close Look at post-modern Furniture

Strictly speaking, postmodern design was a short-lived movement that manifested itself chiefly in Italy and the United States in the early 1980s. The characteristics of postmodern furniture and other postmodern objects included hot-colored, loud-patterned, usually plastic surfaces; strange proportions and weird angles; and a vague-at-best relationship between form and function.

Critics derided postmodern design as a grandstanding bid for attention and nothing of consequence. The fact that, decades later, postmodern design still has the power to provoke thoughts (along with other reactions) proves they were not entirely correct.

Postmodernism began as an architectural critique. Starting in the 1960s, a small cadre of mainly American architects began to argue that modernism, once high-minded and even noble in its goals, had become stale, stagnant and blandly corporate. In the next decade in Milan, a cohort of designers led by Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini brought the discussion to bear on design.

Sottsass and Michele de Lucchi, in 1980, gathered a core group of young designers, which would come to include Michael Graves, Marco Zanini, Shiro Kuramata and Matteo Thun, into a design collective they called Memphis. The Memphis Group saw design as a means of communication and they wanted it to shout. That it did: the first Memphis collection appeared in 1981 and broke all the modernist taboos, embracing irony, kitsch, wild ornamentation and bad taste.

Memphis works remain icons of postmodernism: the Sottsass Casablanca bookcase, with its leopard-print plastic veneer; de Lucchi’s First chair, which has been described as having the look of an electronics component; Martine Bedin’s Super lamp: a pull-toy puppy on a power cord leash. After the initial Memphis show caused an uproar, postmodern design quickly took off in America. The architect Robert Venturi had already begun a series of plywood chairs for Knoll Inc. with beefy, exaggerated silhouettes of traditional styles such as Queen Anne and Chippendale. In 1982, the new firm Swid Powell enlisted a group of top American architects, including Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Stanley Tigerman and Venturi to create postmodern tableware in silver, ceramic and glass.

On 1stDibs, the collection of postmodern furniture includes seating, decorative objects, lighting fixtures and more.