This and 4 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Model 1017 Coffee and Tea Service Coffee And Tea Service.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1952

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2022

  • You found it!

1017 Coffeepot

This is a coffeepot. It was designed by Henning Koppel and made by Georg Jensen Sølvsmedie. It is dated 1952. Its medium is silver, walnut. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Koppel’s designs for hollowware, such as this coffee/tea service, changed Georg Jensen’s aesthetic during the 1950s. Koppel trained as a sculptor and designer and began working for the Jensen firm in 1945. These nature-inspired forms follow Jensen’s tradition of incorporating naturalistic motifs into the decoration and design of his wares. Koppel’s biomorphic forms were critical to the firm’s development as a leader in mid-twentieth century modernist silver and this service exemplifies Scandinavian modern design during this period.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

  • Teapot (Austria)
  • nickel-plated brass, wood.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Gilbert.
  • 1967-85-4-s

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17 × 24 × 24 cm (6 11/16 × 9 7/16 × 9 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

1017 Coffeepot; Designed by Henning Koppel (Danish, 1918 – 1981); silver, walnut; H x W x D: 17 × 24 × 24 cm (6 11/16 × 9 7/16 × 9 7/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-68

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