Mid-century, deep orange pitcher. Measures approximately 8 inches in height and 7.5 inches from spout to handle.
The Antiquary's Story:
For any student of the arts, color theory is a required course. It can be defined in many ways but generally, it explains how humans perceive color, how they mix, and how they contrast. The theory provides the foundation for primary, secondary and tertiary colors through the color wheel, and then further describes hues, tints, tones and shades. Color theory can also extend to the messages certain colors communicate.
If every color has a theory, then every color also has a history. And during the mid-century, deep orange reigned.
As the US recovered from the Vietnam Way, the desire for peace and calm propagated throughout design, art and style. Elements leaned heavily earthly colors. For this era, orange combined the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It represents enthusiasm, creativity and encouragement.