Richard Riemerschmid. Vinegar Jar with Stopper. c. 1897

Richard Riemerschmid Vinegar Jar with Stopper c. 1897

  • Not on view

In the context of the late nineteenth-century arts and crafts movement, artists and architects like Riemerschmid turned their attention to humble objects and utilitarian spaces—above all the kitchen—previously ignored by most professional designers. This vinegar jar exemplifies the revitalized interest in vernacular materials such as stoneware, a robust ceramic long associated with storage and drinking vessels in northern Europe.

Gallery label from Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, September 15, 2010-March 14, 2011.
Reinhold Merkelbach, Grenzhausen, Germany
Glazed stoneware
.a (body): h. 7 5/16" (18.6 cm) .b (lid): h. 1 5/8" (4.1 cm)
Phyllis B. Lambert Fund
Object number
Architecture and Design

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].


This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].