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

Made by Bauer, Frank in South Australia, Australia, 1987.

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 Australi...

Summary

Object No.

88/267

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.

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.

Made

Bauer, Frank 1987

Designed

Bauer, Frank null

History

Notes

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

Used

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1988

Acquisition Date

16 February, 1988

Cite this Object

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Coffee pot, sterling silver / plastic (delvin) / acrylic, Frank Bauer, Adelaide, South Australia, 1987. 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 January 2018, <https://ma.as/83767>

Wikipedia

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