This is a tea service.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
Peter Müller-Munk’s tea service, while showing the influence of Josef Hoffmann’s earlier design seen nearby, suggests his move toward industrial design with its sharp edges and geometric decoration. The ivory’s material and form, however, implies the exoticism of horned animals.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.