This and 4 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is 1017 Coffee/tea Service, 1952.

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1952

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1017 Teapot, 1952

This is a teapot. It was made by Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie. It is dated 1952. Its medium is silver, walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Koppel, trained as a sculptor and designer, began working for the Jensen firm in 1945. His fluid designs for hollowware (vessel forms) bolstered the firm as a leader in Scandinavian modern design. A 1950’s advertisement for Jensen, picturing some of Koppel’s curvaceous pieces, featured the headline “The old name . . . the new design.”

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12 × 25 × 16 cm (4 3/4 × 9 13/16 × 6 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

1017 Teapot, 1952; Made by Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie (Denmark); silver, walnut; H x W x D: 12 × 25 × 16 cm (4 3/4 × 9 13/16 × 6 5/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-69

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