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Electric Teakettle (Germany), 1908

This is a Electric teakettle. It was designed by Peter Behrens. It is dated 1908 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is silver-plated metal, rattan, wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was transferred from Thomas S. Bly. It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Fund through gift of A. Theodore Dell.

  • Lightscape Teapot, 2011
  • hard-paste porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 2015-21-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

Overall: 21 x 17 x 11.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Electric Teakettle (Germany), 1908; Designed by Peter Behrens (German, 1868–1940); silver-plated metal, rattan, wood; Overall: 21 x 17 x 11.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 11/16 x 4 5/8 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Fund through gift of A. Theodore Dell; 1984-71-1-a,b

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