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Dinette Tea Set, ca. 1928

This is a tea set. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is cast pewter, ebonized wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.


This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Moderne Woman.

This object was donated by Marilyn Friedman. It is credited Gift of Marilyn Friedman.

  • Creamer (Germany)
  • glass.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisition Endowment.
  • 1987-8-5
  • Cup (Austria)
  • nickel-plated brass, wood.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.
  • 1967-85-4-a

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

  • Creamer (France)
  • silver, walnut.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 1982-21-4

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (parts -1/4 together): 9.8 x 33.8 x 13.3 cm (3 7/8 x 13 5/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on undersides: Old Colony Pewter

It is inscribed

Monogram: block letter "G" engraved on sides of teapot, creamer, sugar bowl and top of tray.

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