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Prototype tea service
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Prototype tea service

Designer: Eliel Saarinen
(American (born Finland), Rantasalmi 1873–1950 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Manufacturer: International Silver Company, Wilcox Silver Plate Company Division (Meriden, Connecticut)
Date: ca. 1933–35
Medium: Electroplated nickel silver, brass, and Bakelite
Dimensions: Tea Urn, 1a-c: H. 14-1/2, D. 11 in. (36.8 x 19.7 cm) Tray, 2: H. 5/8 Diam. 17-5/8 in. (44.5 cm) Creamer, 3: H. 3, W. 6, D. 3-7/8 in. (7.6 x 15.2 x 9.8 cm) Sugar Bowl, 4a,b: H. 6-3/4, W. 6, D. 3-7/8 in. (17.1 x 15.2 x 9.8 cm) Large Tray, 5: H. 1/2 Diam. 20-3/8 in. (51.4 cm)
Classification: Metalwork
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Saarinen Swanson and John C. Waddell Gifts, and Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, by exchange, 1999
Accession Number: 1999.27.1a-c-5

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