CoffeepotMade in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, North and Central America
Designed by Erik Magnussen, Danish, 1884 - 1961. Made by Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1831 - present.
Silver; ivory finial; ebony handle
2001-8-1Purchased with the Richardson Fund and with funds from the proceeds of the sale of deaccessioned works of art, 2001
LabelSilver 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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