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Object ID #907130197

This is a tea urn. It was manufactured by International Silver Company. It is dated ca. 1932–33. Its medium is silverplate.

Eliel Saarinen's tea urn for the Wilcox Silver Plate Company required a special machine to create its perfectly spherical form.

It is credited Lent by Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange, General Acquisitions Fund, and gift of Susan and Eric Saarinen, 2012.54.A-C.

  • Coffee Urn (USA)
  • glass, metal, wood.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Smith.
  • 1995-123-1-a/g

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Coffee Maker
  • chrome-plated metal, enamel.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1993-150-44-b,c
  • Planter (USA)
  • aluminum, wood.
  • Gift of Paul F. Walter.
  • 1991-30-2

Its dimensions are

36.83 x 19.685 cm ( 14 1/2 x 7 3/4 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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