Modern Coffee & Tea Pots Photos

Around the 1880s coffee & tea pots began to move beyond traditional shapes under the influence of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau & other modernist style movements. At the same time the coffee & tea silver service became a less important status symbol. Another design trend was when coffee & tea pots were electrified.

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Silver coffeepot by Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Copper coffeepot attrib. to Christopher Dresser or John Moyr Smith of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver teapot by Chistopher Dresser for Brian Asquith of Derbyshire, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver teapot by Christopher Dresser of James Dixon & Sons, England at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Silver coffeepot (1877-8) by Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Copper coffeepot (c1875) attrib. to Christopher Dresser or John Moyr Smith of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver teapot (c1879) by Chistopher Dresser for Brian Asquith of Derbyshire, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver teapot (1880) by Christopher Dresser of James Dixon & Sons, England at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Teapot with geometric facets by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tea pot in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver creamer in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Teapot with geometric facets (c1880) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tea pot in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver creamer in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver coffee pot by Dominick & Haff at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver coffeepot by Whiting Manuf. Co., North Attleboro, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver, ivory & copper coffeepot by Gorham Manuf. of Providence, RI at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver coffee pot (1881) by Dominick & Haff at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver coffeepot (c1883) by Whiting Manuf. Co., North Attleboro, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver, ivory & copper coffeepot (c1884) by Gorham Manuf. of Providence, RI at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Copper, silver & ivory Turkish coffeepot by Gorham & Co. of Providence, RI at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tea fountain by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silver Aztec tête-à-tête coffee service by Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver coffeepot by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Copper, silver & ivory Turkish coffeepot (1889) by Gorham & Co. of Providence, RI at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver tea fountain (1894-1900) by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris (shown at Exposition Universelle of 1900) at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silver Aztec tête-à-tête coffee service (c1897) by Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver coffeepot (1900) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
English silver tea kettle by Charles Robert Ashbee at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver tea service by Archibald Knox for W.H. Haseler of Birmingham, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver tea service by Paul Follot of Maison Christofle at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pewter "Tudric" tea & coffee service by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
English silver tea kettle (1900) by Charles Robert Ashbee at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver tea service (1902) by Archibald Knox for W.H. Haseler of Birmingham, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver tea service (1903) by Paul Follot of Maison Christofle at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pewter "Tudric" tea & coffee service (c1903) by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Arts & Crafts copper coffee set in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Silver coffeepot by Thomas G. Brown & Sons, New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Coffee & tea service with stand by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver coffee & tea pots in shape of fanciful animals by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Arts & Crafts copper coffee set in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Silver coffeepot (c1905) by Thomas G. Brown & Sons, New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Coffee & tea service with stand (c1907) by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver coffee & tea pots in shape of fanciful animals (c1907) by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Nickel-plated electric kettle by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY.Silver tea kettle on stand by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver tea & coffee service by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Coffee machine Sintrax by Gerhard Marcks for Schott & Gen. of Jena at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Nickel-plated electric kettle (1909) by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY.Silver tea kettle on stand (c1910) by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.Silver tea & coffee service (c1914) by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Coffee machine Sintrax (1925) by Gerhard Marcks for Schott & Gen. of Jena at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Silver Art Deco tea & coffee service by Jean Emile Puiforcat of Paris exhibited at Paris International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Cubic coffee service by Erik Magnussen of Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver-plated & Bakelite tea service by Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. or Meriden, CT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silverplated & catalin coffeepot by Barbour Silver Co. of Meriden, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Silver Art Deco tea & coffee service (c1925) by Jean Emile Puiforcat of Paris exhibited at Paris International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Cubic coffee service (1927) by Erik Magnussen of Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver-plated & Bakelite tea service (1928) by Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. or Meriden, CT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silverplated & catalin coffeepot (1929-32) by Barbour Silver Co. of Meriden, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Sterling silver electric kettle by Jean Tétard of Paris at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Art Deco metal coffee service by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chromed electric pot, sugar, creamer & tray set by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver tea service by Harry Bertoia at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Sterling silver electric kettle (1930) by Jean Tétard of Paris at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Art Deco metal coffee service ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chromed electric pot, sugar, creamer & tray set by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver tea service (1938) by Harry Bertoia at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Chromed electric espresso machine "Gaggia" at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Chromed electric coffee machine "Buby Express" by Maison Olimpia of Switzerland at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver & ebony coffee service by Donald Colflesh for Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Dimension tea service by John Prip of Reed & Barton Manuf. of Taunton, MA at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Chromed electric espresso machine "Gaggia"(1950s) at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Chromed electric coffee machine "Buby Express" (c1950) by Maison Olimpia of Switzerland at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver & ebony coffee service (1960) by Donald Colflesh for Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Dimension tea service (c1960) by John Prip of Reed & Barton Manuf. of Taunton, MA at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Coffeepot by John Prip at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Tea service by Michael Graves at Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silverplated pitcher with rabbit handle by Swid Powell of Argentina at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Coffeepot (c1960) by John Prip at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Tea service (1984) by Michael Graves at Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silverplated pitcher with rabbit handle (1996) by Swid Powell of Argentina at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.

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