Object ID #907130217
Although Hoffmann used traditional materials for this tea set, it is anything but traditional. Commissioned by Joseph Urban to support his Austrian colleagues, the set was made in Austria in 1923 but first shown in New York, where it may have been too avant-garde to sell. Urban retained the piece, and later script writer Frances Marion acquired it from him.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.