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1920

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1930

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Object ID #907130207

This is a Tea and Coffee Service. It was retailed by Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. 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.

  • Object ID #18532981
  • silver, walnut.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 1982-21-4

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Compact, 1930
  • 14-karat gold, platinum, enamel, baguette-cut diamond (push-piece).
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. VC 75 A30.
  • 86.2016.7
  • Trophy, 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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