Tea and coffee set, ‘Tea and coffee piazza’, comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl, creamer and a presentation case, sterling silver / gilt / enamel / glass, designed by Aldo Rossi, made by Alessi SPA, Milan, Italy, 1997

Made by Alessi in Italy, Europe, 1997.

Tea and coffee set, “Tea and coffee piazza”, comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl, creamer and a presentation case, sterling silver / gilt / brass / enamel / glass, designed by Aldo Rossi, made by Alessi SPA, Milan, Italy, 1997.

A silver tea and coffee set comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl and a creamer, all presented in an architectural, rectangular case with clear glass walls and blue enamelled pedimental top, set with a round clock, at the front, roof of copper treated with a...

Summary

Object No.

97/210/1

Physical Description

Tea and coffee set, "Tea and coffee piazza", comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl, creamer and a presentation case, sterling silver / gilt / brass / enamel / glass, designed by Aldo Rossi, made by Alessi SPA, Milan, Italy, 1997.

A silver tea and coffee set comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl and a creamer, all presented in an architectural, rectangular case with clear glass walls and blue enamelled pedimental top, set with a round clock, at the front, roof of copper treated with a surface patination. Both tea and coffee pots of tapering cylindrical forms (coffeepot taller) extending at the rim into wide, blue-enamelled bands below a narrow silver 'galleria'; both with triangular spouts, angular ribbon handles and conical lids topped with glass-ball finials. The tall, cylindrical sugar bowl with a dome-shaped lid with the same finial, and a long, flat handle teaspoon. The short cylindrical creamer with spout and handle of the same form.

Production

Notes

Designed by Aldo Rossi in 1983.

Made by Alessi SPA in Milan in 1997.

Made

Alessi 1997

Designed

Rossi, Aldo null

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds donated by Alitalia, 1997

Acquisition Date

28 July 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Tea and coffee set, 'Tea and coffee piazza', comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl, creamer and a presentation case, sterling silver / gilt / enamel / glass, designed by Aldo Rossi, made by Alessi SPA, Milan, Italy, 1997 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 August 2018, <https://ma.as/157253>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/157253 |title=Tea and coffee set, 'Tea and coffee piazza', comprising a teapot, coffeepot, sugar bowl, creamer and a presentation case, sterling silver / gilt / enamel / glass, designed by Aldo Rossi, made by Alessi SPA, Milan, Italy, 1997 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=21 August 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

Incomplete

This object record is currently incomplete. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US