Absolutely unique 5 piece tea set in a basket weave design in silver in the Art Nouveau Japonisme, made in the 1880s/90s. The containers, except for the tea caddy made later, also bear a monogrammed cartouche.
Art Nouveau has its oldest roots in England. Here, Japanese art was taken up particularly early on as a completely new form. Especially the designs of Christopher Dresser, mainly his objects in silver and other metals, anticipated much of the functionalism of the Art Deco of the 1920s already from the 1870s.
All parts of the service are marked and numbered, made by Koch & Bergfeld 1887/88. The numbering is barely visible on the tray. The tea caddy was made in 1892, gilded inside. Distributed by Lazarus Posen. Design attr.: Christopher Dresser. Condition very good, age appropriate patina! Museal and absolutely collectible!
Lit.: Craft and machine power, Koch & Bergfeld
Christopher Dresser 1834 - 1904, Author: Michael Whiteway
Christopher Dresser, Japonism and the Victorian World of Goods
Dimensions & Details
- Silver 800/-
- tray l/w/h: 33,2 x 20,8 x 3 cm
- Teapot L/W/H: 19 x 9,5 x 11 cm
- Sugar bowl l/w/h: 10,8 x 7,2 x 5,5 cm
- Milk jug l/w/h: 7 x 4.6 x 5.5 cm
- Tea caddy l/w/h: 7 x 7 x 12.5 cm
- Total weight 1433.68 g
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