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88/267 Coffee pot, sterling silver / plastic (delvin) / acrylic, Frank Bauer, Adelaide, South Australia, 1987.. Click to enlarge.

Silver coffee pot by Frank Bauer

Designed
This sterling silver and plastic (delvin) handled coffee pot was made in Australia by Frank Bauer of Adelaide in 1987. Bauer had arrived from Germany in 1971.

Metalwork and jewellery were mostly made in trade workshops before World War II, and the skills passed on through apprenticeships. From the 1960s, new courses and influences encouraged the idea of individual craftspeople as artists who made functional forms that were also seen as 'sculpture'.

A number of skilled people moved to …

Summary

Object No.

88/267

Object Statement

Coffee pot, sterling silver / plastic (delvin) / acrylic, Frank Bauer, Adelaide, South Australia, 1987.

Physical Description

Sterling silver coffee pot with a pyramid shaped body. The spout is angled with a scalloped edge. The surface of the body and spout have been sandblasted and pickled. The handle is rectangular black plastic on a metal core. The lid is a cube of silver with a blue acrylic cover. Hallmarks under base.

Marks

Hallmarks stamped into base "x o n / H 925 /[followed by a circle with a diagonal line across the centre, a square with a diagonal line up the centre and an upward pointing arrow]"

Dimensions

Height

138 mm

Width

185 mm

Depth

185 mm

Production

Notes

Commissioned piece for Creativity and Australian Achievement Exhibition, Stage II, Powerhouse Museum opening 1988.

History

Notes

Commissioned piece for Creativity and Australian Achievement Exhibition, Stage II, Powerhouse Museum opening 1988.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1988

Acquisition Date

15 February 1988

Cite this Object

Harvard

Silver coffee pot by Frank Bauer 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 August 2021, <https://ma.as/83767>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Art & Design at the Museums Discovery Centre.