Whirling Teakettles by Joshua Tolford

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Whirling Teakettles by Joshua Tolford

2,200.00

A hand block printed textile, entitled Whirling Teakettles, designed by Joshua Tolford for the Folly Cove Designers circa 1946, featuring a modernist design, depicting a graphic circular spiral of teapots with steam coming from their spouts, evoking movement and speed, in the manner of the British Vorticists. The central circular design is flanked on each side by a column of interlocking teapots which read almost as an abstract design. The name of the pattern and artist, Whirling Teakettles, Folly Cove Designers, J.R.T., are in a red band at the bottom. This print was used as a display in the Folly Cove show room. New museum quality framing, double matted with linen, UV resistant glass and an ebonized wood frame.

Height: 20 1/2"     Width: 25 1/4"     Depth: 1"

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The Folly Cove designers were founded by Virginia Lee Burton, the celebrated children's book author and illustrator who wrote "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel," "The Little House" and "Mabel the Cable Car," among other classics, which have never gone out of print. Production of these textiles ceased in 1968 when Virginia Lee Burton died. Examples of their work are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, among other museums and collections, public and private.