Coincidentally, Hunter's designs are represented in the Martin House by way of a reproduction tea set - Dard Hunter Studios' "Viennese Pendant" pattern - shown in the Reception room. While the pattern is not original to the house, it provides a period-inspired replacement for the unidentified china pattern shown on the tea table in historic photos. In 1908, Hunter spent his honeymoon amidst the Judendstil splendor of Vienna. Surrounded by designs that resonated with his own aesthetic sensibilities, he purchased some china with forms and decorations characteristic of the fin de siecle style on both continents. Inspired by Hunter’s Jugendstil finds, Dard Hunter Studios has created their "Viennese Pendant" line of china with careful attention to such antique precedents, while incorporating an original design by Hunter for the “pendant” ornamentation. The design, originally drawn by Hunter for a Roycroft advertising brochure, is an elegant, organic motif influenced by Hunter’s time in Vienna.
|"Viennese Pendant" tea set in the Martin House Reception room.|