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Tea And Coffee Service, Rhythm

This is a tea and coffee service. It was manufactured by R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1929. Its medium is silver, plastic.

Born near Birmingham, England, Percy Ball immigrated with his family to Providence, Rhode Island. From 1893 Ball worked at Gorham while studying painting. His career included work for major American silver manufacturers such as Wallace, for whom this Rhythm pattern was a modern departure in its attenuated lines and plastic accents.

It is credited Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Jewel Stern American Silver Collection, gift of Jewel Stern in honor of Charles L. Venable, 2002.29.36.1-.6.

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Its dimensions are

Coffee pot: 26.67 x 24.13 x 8.255 cm. (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.), teapot: 20.32 x 26.67 x 8.255 cm (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.), creamer: 13.335 x 12.7 x 5.715 cm. (5 1/4 x 5 x 2 1/4 in.), sugar bowl: 8.89 x 15.875 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 3 in.), waste bowl: 8.89 x 15.24 x 7.62 cm (3 1/2 x 6 x 3 in.), tray: 3.81 x 67.31 x 27.94 cm (1 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 11 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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