tea service

Design in the Service of Tea


This exhibition traces the design history of tea. Tea services of ceramic, metal, glass, and other materials are accompanied by furniture and graphic arts. Works by Wedgwood, Staffordshire, Royal Worcester, Minton, and Sèvres are on display, as are designs by Walter Gropius, Christopher Dresser, and Mario Bellini.
tea service, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350211

The Countess' Treasury: Gems & Curiosities from Burghley House


Sixty opulent treasures are on view from Burghley House, in Lincolnshire, England—one of the most majestic estates of the Elizabethan era. This collection of 17th century Renaissance jewelry, pomanders, ewers, bowls, tankards, and tea cups displays a variety of decorative embellishments including rock crystal mounted in gold and silver gilt, garnet and agate set in precious metal, colorful enameling, and delicate filigree.
england, 17th century, jewelry, tea service, decorative objects, exhibitions

The Triumph of Simplicity: 350 Years of Swedish Silver


The exhibition was organized by the National Museum in Stockholm and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in celebration of the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The eighty examples of Swedish handmade silver on display date from the 16th century to the present and include tea services, vases, and tableware.
Sweden, silver, tea service, decorative objects, tableware, exhibitions

Flora Danica and the Heritage of Danish Porcelain, 1765-1990


This exhibition, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Royal Danish Flora Danica pattern, features 175 pieces—the largest collection ever assembled outside Denmark. Shaped, painted, and styled porcelain tea services, tureens, vases, and figurines are on view, each featuring a different plant native to Denmark taken from the original, richly-illustrated Flora Danica botanical atlas.
Porcelain, Danish, Denmark, tea service, flowers, botany, exhibitions

Revolution, Life, and Labor: Soviet Porcelains 1918-1985


The porcelain in this exhibition documents Soviet history between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Glasnost era of the late 1980s. Most of the objects are examples of propaganda and Socialist realism, such as a statuette depicting a seamstress sewing a hammer and sickle banner or a colorful teapot decorated with fields and farm laborers.
Porcelain, Soviet Union, propaganda, Socialist realism, tea service, 20th century, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350049