Item NMC/0821 - Kitchen store jar: flour

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Kitchen store jar: flour


  • 1957-1963 (Creation)

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Round kitchen store jar with a white bottom complete with yellow, black, and grey transfer designs. Top half is gold. Labelled 'FLOUR' in black towards the center. Lid is white with some gold. Has 2 relief bands of gold circles.

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Robert Stewart was one of the foremost British designers of the second half of the twentieth century. His work revolutionized design in postwar Britain. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1940s. He took charge of the printed textiles department there in 1949. He was passionately interested in surface design and became one of the most significant influences in the field. He designed for Liberty, Donald Brothers, and the Edinburgh Tapestry Company in Great Britain and North America before forming his own company to produce printed ceramic kitchenware. During the 1970s and 1980s he designed and manufactured large-scale ceramic murals for public buildings. During his thirty-five years at the Glasgow School of Art, Stewart proved to be an inspiring and influential teacher. His legacy is to be found in his many successful former students now working in a variety of fields, including textiles and theatre design.

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This item is currently on display in The Glasgow School of Art's Reid Building. For access information please email

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eBay, 18.05.2005.

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Ceramic with transfer designs.

Dimensions: 153 x 111 mm (d)

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