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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1920

  • Work on this object began.

1930

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

Tea And Coffee Service, ca. 1925

This is a Tea and Coffee Service. It was designed by Jean-Emile Puiforcat and retailed by Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

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 ca. 1925. Its medium is silver and rosewood.

Silver by Jean Puiforcat, also included in many museum and department store exhibitions, was among the fashionable items in the gifts department at Saks Fifth Avenue soon after the 1925 Paris Exposition. His use of faceted and globular forms influenced makers in silver and other media into the 1930s.

It is credited Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange, 2002.17.1-.7.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Trophy, #100, 1923
  • silver, lapis lazuli, rock crystal, enamel, marble.
  • Lent by Chrysler Museum of Art, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., 78.245.
  • 46.2016.1

Its dimensions are

Kettle: 21.59 x 22.225 x 24.13 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.), Teapot: 12.065 x 17.78 x 11.748 cm (4 3/4 x 7 x 4 5/8 in.), Coffeepot: 18.415 x 15.24 x 9.684 cm (7 1/4 x 6 x 3 13/16 in.), Creamer: 8.573 x 9.208 x 5.08 cm (3 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 2 in.), Waste bowl: 6.668 x 11.43 x 8.255 cm (2 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.), Sugar bowl: 9.525 x 12.065 x 9.684 cm (3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 13/16 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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