Modern Coffee & Tea Pots Photos

Around the 1880s coffee & tea pots began to move beyond traditional shapes under the influence of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau & other modernist style movements. At the same time the coffee & tea silver service became a less important status symbol. Another design trend was when coffee & tea pots were electrified.

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Celtic revival coffee & tea service by John Smith of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.Copper coffeepot attrib. to Christopher Dresser or John Moyr Smith of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Arts & Crafts copper coffee set in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Art Nouveau coffee service in dining room of museum apartment at Casa Milà. Barcelona, Spain.
Celtic revival coffee & tea service (1874-5) by John Smith of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.Copper coffeepot (c1875) attrib. to Christopher Dresser or John Moyr Smith of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Arts & Crafts copper coffee set in Corbett House at Tucson Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.Art Nouveau coffee service in dining room of museum apartment at Casa Milà. Barcelona, Spain.
Silver coffeepot by Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver teapot by Christopher Dresser for Brian Asquith of Derbyshire, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Electroplate teapot with ebonized handle by Christopher Dresser made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver coffee pot by Christofle & Cie. of Paris at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Silver coffeepot (1877-8) by Tiffany & Co. of New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver teapot (c1879) by Christopher Dresser for Brian Asquith of Derbyshire, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Electroplate teapot with ebonized handle (c1879) by Christopher Dresser made by James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver coffee pot (1880) by Christofle & Cie. of Paris at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Silver teapot by Christopher Dresser of James Dixon & Sons, England at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Teapot with geometric facets by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tea pot in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver teapot (1880) by Christopher Dresser of James Dixon & Sons, England at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Teapot with geometric facets (c1880) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver tea pot in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.
Silver creamer in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver coffee pot by Dominick & Haff at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver coffeepot by Whiting Manuf. Co., North Attleboro, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Silver creamer in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver & ivory tea & coffee service in Japanese style (c1881) by Dominick & Huff of New York City at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC.Silver coffee pot (1881) by Dominick & Haff at Brooklyn Museum. New York, NY.Silver coffeepot (c1883) by Whiting Manuf. Co., North Attleboro, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Silver, ivory & copper coffeepot by Gorham Manuf. of Providence, RI at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Copper, silver & ivory Turkish coffeepot by Gorham & Co. of Providence, RI at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Gilt silver & ivory Tea service by Bapst & Falize silversmiths of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Edison electric coffee pot at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Silver, ivory & copper coffeepot (c1884) by Gorham Manuf. of Providence, RI at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Copper, silver & ivory Turkish coffeepot (1889) by Gorham & Co. of Providence, RI at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Gilt silver & ivory Tea service (c1889) by Bapst & Falize silversmiths of Paris (shown Paris EXPO 1889) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Edison electric coffee pot (c1890) at Edison Estate Museum. Fort Myers, FL.
Silver tea fountain by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silver Aztec tête-à-tête coffee service by Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver chocolate pot by Lucien Bonvallet & Ernest Cardeilhac of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Silver coffeepot by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
Silver tea fountain (1894-1900) by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris (shown at Exposition Universelle of 1900) at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Silver Aztec tête-à-tête coffee service (c1897) by Tiffany & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver chocolate pot (c1900) by Lucien Bonvallet & Ernest Cardeilhac of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Silver coffeepot (1900) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.
English silver tea kettle by Charles Robert Ashbee at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver coffee pot & stand by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver tea service by Archibald Knox for W.H. Haseler of Birmingham, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Art Nouveau coffee & tea service manufactured by Orivit AG Germany at Hamburg Decorative Arts Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
English silver tea kettle (1900) by Charles Robert Ashbee at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver coffee pot & stand (1900-1) by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Silver tea service (1902) by Archibald Knox for W.H. Haseler of Birmingham, England at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Art Nouveau coffee & tea service (c1903) manufactured by Orivit AG Germany at Hamburg Decorative Arts Museum. Hamburg, Germany.
Silver tea service by Paul Follot of Maison Christofle at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pewter "Tudric" tea & coffee service by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Tea service by Josef Hoffmann & made by Konrad Schindel for Wiener Werkstätte at Hamburg Decorative Arts Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Silver coffeepot by Thomas G. Brown & Sons, New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Silver tea service (1903) by Paul Follot of Maison Christofle at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pewter "Tudric" tea & coffee service (c1903) by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. of London at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Tea service (1904) by Josef Hoffmann & made by Konrad Schindel for Wiener Werkstätte at Hamburg Decorative Arts Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Silver coffeepot (c1905) by Thomas G. Brown & Sons, New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Coffee & tea service with stand by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver coffee & tea pots in shape of fanciful animals by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Nickel-plated electric kettle by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY.Silver tea kettle on stand by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.
Coffee & tea service with stand (c1907) by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Silver coffee & tea pots in shape of fanciful animals (c1907) by Carlo Bugatti from France at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Nickel-plated electric kettle (1909) by Peter Behrens made by AEG of Germany at MoMA. New York, NY.Silver tea kettle on stand (c1910) by Gebelein Silversmiths of Boston, MA at Currier Museum of Art. Manchester, NH.
Silver tea & coffee service by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver tea & coffee service by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna, Austria at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tea pot by Dagobert Peche for Wiener Werkstätte at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Silver coffee pot by Jean Puiforcat of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Silver tea & coffee service (c1914) by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver tea & coffee service (c1916) by Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte of Vienna, Austria at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tea pot (1920) by Dagobert Peche for Wiener Werkstätte at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Silver coffee pot (c1922) by Jean Puiforcat of Paris (shown Paris MAD Expo 1925) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Coffee machine Sintrax by Gerhard Marcks for Schott & Gen. of Jena at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver Art Deco tea & coffee service by Jean Emile Puiforcat of Paris exhibited at Paris International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Cubic coffee service by Erik Magnussen of Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Coolidge White House sterling silver tea service by T. Kirkpatrick & Co., New York at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Coffee machine Sintrax (1925) by Gerhard Marcks for Schott & Gen. of Jena at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver Art Deco tea & coffee service (c1925) by Jean Emile Puiforcat of Paris exhibited at Paris International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Cubic coffee service (1927) by Erik Magnussen of Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Coolidge White House sterling silver tea service (1927) by T. Kirkpatrick & Co., New York at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Silver-plated & Bakelite tea service by Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. or Meriden, CT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silverplated & catalin coffeepot by Barbour Silver Co. of Meriden, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silvered metal officers tea service at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.Silver coffee & tea pot used by Banzar Expedition to Antarctica at RRS Discovery Museum. Dundee, Scotland.
Silver-plated & Bakelite tea service (1928) by Jean G. Theobald for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. or Meriden, CT at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Silverplated & catalin coffeepot (1929-32) by Barbour Silver Co. of Meriden, CT at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silvered metal officers tea service (after 1929) at Musée de la Marine. Paris, France.Silver coffee & tea pot used by Banzar Expedition (1929-31) to Antarctica at RRS Discovery Museum. Dundee, Scotland.
Art Deco metal coffee service by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Sterling silver electric kettle by Jean Tétard of Paris at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Tea service by Margarete Heymann-Marcks at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Tea & coffee service by Robert Mallet-Stevens of Paris at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Art Deco metal coffee service ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Sterling silver electric kettle (1930) by Jean Tétard of Paris at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Tea service (c1930) by Margarete Heymann-Marcks at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Tea & coffee service (c1930) by Robert Mallet-Stevens of Paris at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.
Silver tea service by Harry Bertoia at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Chromed electric espresso machine "Gaggia" at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Chromed electric coffee machine "Buby Express" by Maison Olimpia of Switzerland at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver coffee pot & water jug by Ian Davidson of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver tea service (1938) by Harry Bertoia at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Chromed electric espresso machine "Gaggia" (1950s) at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Chromed electric coffee machine "Buby Express" (c1950) by Maison Olimpia of Switzerland at Pinakothek der Moderne. Munich, Germany.Silver coffee pot & water jug (1950) by Ian Davidson of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver & ebony coffee service by Donald Colflesh for Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Dimension tea service by John Prip of Reed & Barton Manuf. of Taunton, MA at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Coffeepot by John Prip at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Japanese gold tea pot gift to MacArthur at Douglas MacArthur Memorial. Norfolk, VA.
Silver & ebony coffee service (1960) by Donald Colflesh for Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Dimension tea service (c1960) by John Prip of Reed & Barton Manuf. of Taunton, MA at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Coffeepot (c1960) by John Prip at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Japanese gold tea pot (1963) gift to MacArthur at Douglas MacArthur Memorial. Norfolk, VA.
Cylinda Line tea & coffee service by Arne Jacobsen of Denmark at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Silver coffee service with gilded textured surface by Stuart Devlin at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Silver coffee pot by Brian Clarke of Dublin & goblet by Francis Girard of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.Coffee & tea service in silver & plastic by Michael Graves for Alessi of Italy at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.
Cylinda Line tea & coffee service (1967) by Arne Jacobsen of Denmark at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Silver coffee service with gilded textured surface (1970) by Stuart Devlin at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland.Silver coffee pot (1973) by Brian Clarke of Dublin & goblet (1708) by Francis Girard of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.Coffee & tea service in silver & plastic (1983) by Michael Graves for Alessi of Italy at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.
Tea service by Michael Graves at Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silverplated pitcher with rabbit handle by Swid Powell of Argentina at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver coffee pot by Jean Boggio & goblets by Kristina Niedderer at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.Silver tea & coffee pots plus tray by Aldo Cibic of Italy at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.
Tea service (1984) by Michael Graves at Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silverplated pitcher with rabbit handle (1996) by Swid Powell of Argentina at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver coffee pot (1999) by Jean Boggio & goblets (2001) by Kristina Niedderer at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.Silver tea & coffee pots plus tray (2001) by Aldo Cibic of Italy at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.
Coffee service with royal crown given to Reagan now at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Chromed electric pot, sugar, creamer & tray set by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Glass coffee & tea service based on olive shape by François Décorchemont at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.French opaline glass coffee service with gilded bronze elements from Restoration era at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Coffee service with royal crown given to Reagan now at Reagan Museum. Simi Valley, CA.Chromed electric pot, sugar, creamer & tray set by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Glass coffee & tea service based on olive shape (1928) by François Décorchemont at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.French opaline glass coffee service with gilded bronze elements from Restoration era (1814-30) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.
Glass teapot at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Pyrex teapots by Frederick Carder for Corning Glass Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.

Glass teapot at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Pyrex teapots (1920s) by Frederick Carder for Corning Glass Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.


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