Tea & Coffee Piazza Service

Michael Graves, Designer (American, 1934-2015)
Alessi S.p.A., Manufacturer (Italian)

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Officina Alessi, Milan, Italy; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2010.

Object Information

Michael Graves (American, 1934-2015)
Alessi S.p.A. (Italian)
creation date
925/1000 silver, lacquered aluminum, polyamide, and Bakelite
10-7/8 x 6-1/8 x 6-1/8 in. (installed)

.1) tray: 3-3/8 x 16-1/8 x 16-1/8 in.

.2A-B) coffee pot and lid: 9-3/4 x 10-3/8 x 4-7/8 in. (installed)
.2A) coffee pot: 9 x 10-3/8 x 4-7/8 in.
.2B) lid for coffee pot: 3-1/4 x 3-1/8 x 3-1/8 in.

.3A-B) tea pot and lid 8-1/4 x 10-3/8 x 4-7/8 in. (installed)
.3A) tea pot: 7-1/2 x 10-3/8 x 4-7/8 in.
.3B) lid for tea pot: 3-1/4 x 3-1/8 x 3-1/8 in.

.4) creamer: 4 x 6 x 3-1/4 in.

.5A-B): sugar bowl and lid: 5-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 in. (installed)
.5A) sugar bowl: 4 x 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 in.
.5B) lid for sugar bowl: 2-1/4 x 2-1/8 x 2-1/8 in.
.5C) spoon for sugar bowl: 3-3/4 x 1-1/8 x 3/8 in.
mark descriptions
Tray (.1), coffee pot (.2A), tea pot (.3A), creamer (.4), sugar bowl (.5A) bear the following marks: [Alessi bird symbol] / OFFICINA / ALESSI / [Graves monogram] / 2010 / 71/99 / ITALY
Coffee pot and lid (.2A-B), tea pot and lid, (.3A-B), creamer, sugar bowl, lid, and spoon (.5A-C) bear the following marks: 925 [in oval] / [five-pointed star] 3 VB [in polygon]
accession number
credit line
Gift in honor of Joyce A. Sommers with funds provided by V. Simon Abraham, Cornelius M. and Dorothy Alig, Ruthelen Burns, William J. and Vickie Cafaro, Robert M. Davis, Scott Evenbeck, Russell and Penny B. Fortune, William L. Fortune Jr. and Joseph D. Blakely, Mark M. and Carmen S. Holeman, John David Hoover, Frederick M. King, Kay F. Koch, James E. and Patricia J. LaCrosse, Catharine D. Lichtenauer, Katherine C. Nagler, Nancy J. Ramsey, George J. Seybert, Trent Spence, James A. and Cheryl S. Strain, James P. and Anna S. White, Design Arts Society Fund
© Michael Graves
Design Arts

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