Pouring Tea(rs)

Pouring Tea(rs) - Marjorie Simon


April 27 – June 6, 2023

Curated by Petra Class and Biba Schutz, Restringing the Pearl features artists Doris Betz, Elizabeth Brim, Kathleen Browne, Tanya Crane, Aaron Decker, Sandra Enterline, Susan Ganch, Brice Garrett, Mielle Harvey, Marjorie Simon, Melissa Stern, Amy Tavern, Katja Toporski, Niki Ulehla, and Mallory Weston.

On view at BOX, The Jewelry Library, 1239 Broadway, NYC, April 27th- June 6th. Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00-6:00pm.

The year 1889 had scarcely begun when Rebecca Barol boarded the American steamship Wisconsin in Liverpool, England, bound for the port of Philadelphia. From her home in Zagare, Lithuania, hard by the border of Latvia, she had carried her nine month old son in her arms, and another child, who would be born in the new world, under her heart. Fleeing the pogroms that were killing Russian Jews, she evidently was also able to bring with her some household possessions to start her new life in Philadelphia. She would join her young husband Jacob there, and go on to have four additional children, intermarrying within the existing community of Eastern European Jewish immigrants. Of their original life circumstances nothing more is known.

So begins the narrative of the Kuznetsov teapot I inherited and its connection to the three brooches, “Pouring Tea(rs) 1, 2, and 3” submitted to Restringing the Pearl. The complete narrative may be obtained by request from the artist.

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