Three-Piece Tea Set with Tray

A work made of silver-plated nickel, silver, and bakelite.

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  • A work made of silver-plated nickel, silver, and bakelite.

Date:

1928

Artist:

Designed by Jean George Theobald
American, active 1920s-30s
Manufactured by Wilcox Silver Plate Company
American, 1867–1961
a division of International Silver Company
1898–present
Meriden, Connecticut

About this artwork

In the 1920s, a rise in apartment living created the need for smaller decorative objects, such as this tea service, which could be easily cleaned and stored. Jean G. Theobald was hired by the Wilcox Silver Plate Company, a subsidiary of the International Silver Company, to produce a series of these imaginative sets. Based on geometric shapes, this innovative design combines the traditional concept of a tea service with the clean, simple lines and smooth surfaces of the Art Deco style.

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American Art

Artist

Gene Theobald

Title

Three-Piece Tea Set with Tray

Origin

Meriden

Date

1928

Medium

Silver-plated nickel, silver, and Bakelite

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom: "Wilcox S.P. Company [in an arch]/ EPNS/ INTERNATIONAL S. CO.," 7036

Dimensions

8.9 × 21.6 × 20.3 cm (3 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Bannerman Foundation Fund; through prior acquisition of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Reference Number

1999.680.1-4

Extended information about this artwork

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