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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1926

  • Work on this object began.

1936

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

Tea Service, ca. 1931

This is a tea service. It was designed by Peter Müller-Munk.

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 ca. 1931. Its medium is silver and ivory.

Peter Müller-Munk’s tea service, while showing the influence of Josef Hoffmann’s earlier design seen nearby, suggests his move toward industrial design with its sharp edges and geometric decoration. The ivory’s material and form, however, implies the exoticism of horned animals.

It is credited Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Isenburger, 1978 (1978.439.1/5).

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

Tray H x W x D: 2.5 × 62.9 × 34.9 cm (1 in. × 24 3/4 in. × 13 3/4 in.) Teapot H x W x D: 16.8 × 24.1 × 7 cm (6 5/8 × 9 1/2 × 2 3/4 in.) Creamer H x W x D: 10.8 × 16.5 × 5.7 cm (4 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 2 1/4 in.) Sugar bowl H x W x D: 12.7 × 19.1 × 8.3 cm (5 in. × 7 1/2 in. × 3 1/4 in.) Kettle H x W x D: 12.7 × 26.7 × 9.5 cm (5 in. × 10 1/2 in. × 3 3/4 in.) Stand H x W x D: 10.5 × 23.5 × 17.5 cm (4 1/8 × 9 1/4 × 6 7/8 in.) Burner H x diam.: 5.7 × 14.3 cm (2 1/4 × 5 5/8 in.)

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