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Designer: Paul A. Lobel, American, born Romania, 1899–1983
Manufacturer: Wilcox Silver Plate Company, American, 1867–1898

Tea or Coffee Service

1934

Silver plate, alpaca, Britannia, pewter, and wood

Coffee pot: 6 x 6 x 8 1/8 in. (15.24 x 15.24 x 20.638 cm) Creamer: 4 1/4 x 4 x 5 1/2 in. (10.795 x 10.16 x 13.97 cm) Sugar bowl: 4 1/8 x 4 x 5 1/2 in. (10.478 x 10.16 x 13.97 cm) Tray: 1 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 8 in. (2.858 x 46.038 x 20.32 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
2012.124.3.1-.4
Geography: 
Manufactured in Meriden, Connecticut
Designed in New York, New York
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Purchased by John C. Waddell, New York, 1997

Bibliography: 

Jewel Stern, Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design, exh. cat. (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2005), 111, 115–17, 359.

Wendy Moonan, “Exhibition Examines the Silver Lining of an American Industry,” New York Times (December 15, 2006).

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 266–67, no. 181.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.