Dorothy Hafner...Are You Being Served?

Posted by The 80s Gallery on November 14, 2011 2 Comments

While Dorothy Hafner has stayed current as a designer by continually growing and evolving to keep her designs cutting edge, we find the porcelain designs that came out of her New York studio in the 1980's as refreshing today as the day they were fired! We have recently added three original Dorothy Hafner porcelain platters to the gallery that we're very excited to share. The first design shown below is one of Hafner's most acclaimed and sought after designs. This platter is a part of a series titled "Fireflies, Jelly Beans and Arthur Murray Dance Steps."



Originally designed in 1981 this pattern was created from 1981-1991. This particular platter is one of Hafner's earliest pieces from the series as noted by her early block signature and 1981 date on the underside. Featured in countless editorials and design books this pattern can be seen at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Newark Museum in New Jersey. This platter which measures 10.25"x10.25" is in museum quality condition and is available for $350.

Not to be over shadowed by the "Fireflies" piece above, the "Kyoto Homage" pattern, designed in 1980, toured nationally in shows by the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1980. This design pattern can also be found at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Newark Museum in New Jersey, and other nationally recognized museums and collections.




Measuring 10.25"x10.25" this "Kyoto Homage" platter from 1982 is hand signed in ink and in the porcelain on the underside as pictured above. This platter is in very good condition with only very light crazing in the white ares. This piece is available for $300

The third platter that we're introducing is Dorothy Hafner's "Chevron" pattern. This pattern was made exclusively for Tiffany & Co. from 1982-1991. With such exclusive distribution, this is a very rare pattern and is wonderful to find in such great condition 27 years later.




Measuring 10.25"x10.25" this "Chevron" platter from 1983 is hand signed in ink and in the porcelain on the underside as pictured above. This platter is in very good condition with only very light crazing in the white areas. The piece is available for $300.

Fireflies, Jelly Beans and Arthur Murray Dance Steps $350
Kyoto Homage $300
Chevron $300

Love Living in the 80s



Comments (2 Comments)

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