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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1934

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Tea Service, 1934

This is a tea service. It was designed by Paul Lobel and manufactured by International Silver Company and Wilcox Silver Plate 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1934. Its medium is silver plate, wood.

With its enlarged spherical forms, Paul Lobel's electroplated nickel silver tea service speaks both to the scale of the 1930s and the forms of earlier designs by Puiforcat.

It is credited Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of M.H. Lobel and C.H. Lobel, 1983 (1983.493.1/4ab).

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

  • Hat Pin
  • silver.
  • Gift of Gretchen Gayle Ellsworth and Margot Gayle.
  • 1997-171-3
  • Earrings
  • silver.
  • Gift of Gretchen Gayle Ellsworth and Margot Gayle.
  • 1997-171-4-a,b

Its dimensions are

Tray H x W x D: 2.5 × 45.8 × 20.6 cm (1 in. × 18 1/16 in. × 8 1/8 in.) Sugar bowl H x W x D: 10.2 × 10.2 × 14 cm (4 in. × 4 in. × 5 1/2 in.) Teapot H x W x D: 15.2 × 15.2 × 21 cm (6 in. × 6 in. × 8 1/4 in.) Creamer H x W x D: 10.2 × 10.2 × 14 cm (4 in. × 4 in. × 5 1/2 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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