The 57 minute cup and saucer by Jurgen Bey consist of combinations of existing moulds and decorations from the company archive. Bey analysed the artisanal production process and concentrated on production time. He created insight into this element of time by replacing the charcoal powder, which is normally used to dust the decoration onto the service, with a grey glaze that, unlike the powder, remains permanently on the service after firing.
In his design, he gives the painters a set number of minutes to fill in the decorations of the different parts, regardless of whether these are actually finished. The titles not only represent the duration of the hand-painting process, the minutes also became an indication for the price of the individual parts.
This cup and saucer have been added to the permanent collections of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, among others.
In 2015, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum ceased the production of this cup and saucer.
- Jurgen Bey
- Tichelaar Makkum
- '57 minuten kop & schotel'; out of production
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Nach dem Jahr 2000
- Wie neu - unbenutzt
- 22×25×14 cm