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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1929

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Tea And Coffee Service, Rhythm, 1929

This is a Tea and Coffee Service. It was designed by Percy B. Ball and manufactured by R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Company.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Dallas Museum of Art as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1929. Its medium is silver, plastic.

Born near Birmingham, England, Percy Ball immigrated with his family to Providence, Rhode Island. From 1893 Ball worked at Gorham while studying painting. His career included work for major American silver manufacturers such as Wallace, for whom this Rhythm pattern was a modern departure in its attenuated lines and plastic accents.

It is credited Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, gift of Jewel Stern in honor of Charles L. Venable, 2002.29.36.1-.6.

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Its dimensions are

Coffee pot: 26.67 x 24.13 x 8.255 cm. (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.), teapot: 20.32 x 26.67 x 8.255 cm (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.), creamer: 13.335 x 12.7 x 5.715 cm. (5 1/4 x 5 x 2 1/4 in.), sugar bowl: 8.89 x 15.875 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 3 in.), waste bowl: 8.89 x 15.24 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 6 x 3 in.), tray: 3.81 x 67.31 x 27.94 cm (1 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 11 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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