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Coffee Set (Austria), ca. 1902

This is a Coffee Set. It was designed by Jutta Sika and produced by Schule Professor Koloman Moser and manufactured by Wiener Porzellan Josef Böck and made for Koloman Moser. It is dated ca. 1902 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is enameled porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The surfaces and forms of this coffee set are based on the circle. From the rust-red surface decoration to the cutouts in the handles and lids of the vessels, Sika plays with the circle as both a utilitarian and a decorative shape.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Coffee Talk: Celebrating the Birth of Jutta Sika .

It is credited Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.

  • Tile (USA)
  • molded glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Florence Barnes.
  • 1981-56-42

Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Sugar Bowl With Lid
  • molded and glazed porcelain with silver overlay.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2018-22-56-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (coffee pot and cover): 20 x 13.5 x 9 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.) H x diam. (sugar bowl and cover): 11 x 10.5 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.) H x W x D (jug): 8.5 x 10.5 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.) H x W x D (cup): 6 x 11 x 8.7 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.) H x diam. (saucer): 2.4 x 16.2 cm (15/16 x 6 3/8 in.) H x diam. (dessert plate): 2.1 x 18.5 cm (13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, printed in green: "SCHULE PROF KOLO MOSER [in rectangle];" painted in red enamel on underside: "D501".

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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