Coffeepot

Designed by Erik Magnussen, Danish, 1884 - 1961. Made by Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1831 - present.

Geography:
Made in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1928

Medium:
Silver; ivory finial; ebony handle

Dimensions:
8 1/8 x 8 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches (20.7 x 20.6 x 9.8 cm)

Copyright:

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 104, American Art, first floor (Sherrerd Gallery)

Accession Number:
2001-8-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Richardson Fund and with funds from the proceeds of the sale of deaccessioned works of art, 2001

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Label:
Silver objects made in the United States during the late 1920s and 1930s were mostly traditional in style, although a few manufacturers catered to what was called “modernistic” taste. This coffeepot created by Erik Magnussen for Gorham exhibits an abstraction of traditional form.


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