Coffee & Tea Pots, Cups & Serving Sets Photos

Tea & coffee are important cultural drinks which have inspired many artistic pots, cups & formal sets for their service.

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Coin silver water pitcher at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Chinese export tea pot at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Porcelain Cocoa Pat by Mara Superior at Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock, AR.Nippon coffee pot in kitchen of Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA.
Coin silver water pitcher at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Chinese export tea pot at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Porcelain Cocoa Pat by Mara Superior (1990) at Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock, AR.Nippon coffee pot in kitchen of Nixon Birthplace. Yorba Linda, CA.
Teapot collection at Celestial Seasonings Factory. Boulder, CO.Tea house teapot at Celestial Seasonings Factory. Boulder, CO.Red's Zinger Diner teapot at Celestial Seasonings Factory. Boulder, CO.Tokyo Imperial Hotel China teapot by Frank Lloyd Wright reissued by Noritake in 1990 at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.
Teapot collection at Celestial Seasonings Factory. Boulder, CO.Tea house teapot at Celestial Seasonings Factory. Boulder, CO.Red's Zinger Diner teapot at Celestial Seasonings Factory. Boulder, CO.Tokyo Imperial Hotel China teapot (1916-22) by Frank Lloyd Wright reissued by Noritake in 1990 at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.
Art Deco Fiesta Tableware by Frederick Hurten Rhead made by Homer Laughlin China of WV at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.After dinner service by Gio Ponti made by Richard Ginori of Italy at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Raymor Contempora by Ben Seibel made by Steubenville Pottery, Ohio at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.California Contempora pitcher by Frank Irwin made by Metlox Potteries at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.
Art Deco Fiesta Tableware (1936) by Frederick Hurten Rhead made by Homer Laughlin China of WV at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.After dinner service (c1935) by Gio Ponti made by Richard Ginori of Italy at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Raymor Contempora (1950-1) by Ben Seibel made by Steubenville Pottery, Ohio at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.California Contempora pitcher (1954) by Frank Irwin made by Metlox Potteries at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.
Smart Set by Charles Murphy made by Red Wing Potteries, MN at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Art Deco tea pot by Russel Wright at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Souvenir tea pot of St. Augustine in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Coffee pots for sale in New Orleans French Quarter. New Orleans, LA.
Smart Set (1955) by Charles Murphy made by Red Wing Potteries, MN at Kirkland Museum. Denver, CO.Art Deco tea pot (1939-59) by Russel Wright at Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Miami, FL.Souvenir tea pot of St. Augustine (c1890-1910) in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Coffee pots for sale in New Orleans French Quarter. New Orleans, LA.
Swan motif coffee service by P.-L. Dagoty Manufactory of Paris at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Indian rock crystal teapot with German mounts at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Silver samovar at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Nickel-plated electric kettle by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY.
Swan motif coffee service (c1805-10) by P.-L. Dagoty Manufactory of Paris at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Indian rock crystal teapot (c1700) with German mounts (1720) at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Silver samovar at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Nickel-plated electric kettle (1909) by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY.
Tea kettle in Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Staffordshire pearlware teapot with print of New York City Hall, attributed to Joseph Stubbs at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Collection of cream-colored English earthenware in Benkard Memorial Bedroom at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.Tibetan metal wares at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Tea kettle in Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Staffordshire pearlware teapot (1815-29) with print of New York City Hall, attributed to Joseph Stubbs at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Collection of cream-colored English earthenware (18th C) in Benkard Memorial Bedroom at Museum of the City of New York. New York, NY.Tibetan metal wares at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.
Copper & silver chocolate pot by Tiffany at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver coffee pot by Dominick & Haff at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver jug by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp & silver coffee-pot by John Swift at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Teapot by Richardson & Richardson of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Copper & silver chocolate pot (c1879) by Tiffany at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver coffee pot (1881) by Dominick & Haff at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver jug (c1786) by Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp & silver coffee-pot (1733) by John Swift at National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa, ON.Teapot (c1777-90) by Richardson & Richardson of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Silver chocolate pot by Peter Krider of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Coffee pot & cups by Rockwood Pottery of Cincinnati at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Gilded silver & ivory coffee & tea service by Carl Johan Tegelsten in made for Russian royalty at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Coffee pot in shape of elephant head by Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon of Sèvres at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Silver chocolate pot (1878) by Peter Krider of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Coffee pot & cups (1885) by Rockwood Pottery of Cincinnati at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Gilded silver & ivory coffee & tea service (1852) by Carl Johan Tegelsten in made for Russian royalty at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Coffee pot in shape of elephant head (1862) by Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon of Sèvres at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.
Meissen Art Nouveau tea service by Otto Eduard Gottfried Voigt at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Coffee cup from Zeppelin airship, Pima Air & Space Museum. Tucson, AZ.Dragon teapot in Chinatown. San Francisco, CA.Harrison house interior china teacups. Indianapolis, IN.
Meissen Art Nouveau tea service (1904) by Otto Eduard Gottfried Voigt at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.Porcelain coffee cup from German Zeppelin airship, Pima Air & Space Museum. Tucson, AZ.Dragon teapot in Chinatown. San Francisco, CA.China teacups in Benjamin Harrison house. Indianapolis, IN.
Teapot of Andrew Jackson in Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA.Gold tea service in Clermont. Germantown, NY.Silver & ivory tea set on inlaid table by Carlo Bugatti in Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Tea service by Michael Graves at Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Teapot of Andrew Jackson in Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA.Gold tea service (1865-75) in Clermont. Germantown, NY.Silver & ivory tea set on inlaid table (1907) by Carlo Bugatti in Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Tea service (1984) by Michael Graves at Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Teapot by Kevin Finegan & carved vase by Sara Katherine Boyd in Southwest Crafts Center. San Antonio, TX.Japanese earthenware Satsuma tea pot at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Japanese earthenware Satsuma tea service at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Porcelain tea pots at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.
Teapot (2004) by Kevin Finegan & carved vase (2004) by Sara Katherine Boyd in Southwest Crafts Center. San Antonio, TX.Japanese earthenware Satsuma tea pot (19th C) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Japanese earthenware Satsuma tea service (19th C) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Porcelain tea pots (2 Chinese Qing dynasty & Japanese c1890) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.
Porcelain tea pots at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Teapots which arrived in province on sailing ships at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Stoneware & earthenware artistic teapots made by provincial artists during the 1970s at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.
Porcelain tea pots (Chinese Qing dynasty) at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Teapots which arrived in province on sailing ships at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.Stoneware & earthenware artistic teapots made by provincial artists during the 1970s at New Brunswick Museum. Saint John, NB.

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