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Eva Zeisel tribute at Hillwood Estate and Museum

Eva Zeisel, then 95 years old. (Cary Conover/FTWP)

The 105-year-old matriarch of industrial design brought exquisite and simple forms to tea pots, cups and saucers, salt and pepper shakers and everything else the mid-century style collector needed.

One of her influential patrons was Marjorie Merriweather Post, who brought an early tea set to her home at Hillwood, the estate nestled in the woods near Rock Creek Park. Now open as a museum and gardens, Hillwood is putting examples of Zeisel’s work on view through January 15.

In 2005 Hillwood held a retrospective of Zeisel’s work, with a tour and talk by the then 98-year-old artist herself.

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