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Five-piece coffee set includes covered sugar bowl, milk jug, cup and saucer, and plate. Coffee Pot (-1a,b): tall slightly conical form with broad, flat triangular handle with circular opening; small curved triangular spout; white ground overall, the bottom decorated with various sized circles in brown, some overlapping; white lid with large flat triangular handle with pierced circle at back. Sugar bowl (-2a,b): circular bowl (a) tapering toward base; white ground overall, the bottom decorated with various sized circles, some overlapping; slightly domed white lid with large flat triangular handle with pierced circle at back. Cream jug (-3): White porcelain ovoid form, tapered toward flat circular base; broad, flat triangular handle pierced with circular opening; curved triangular spout; white ground overall, the bottom decorated with various sized circles, some overlapping. Cup and saucer (-4a,b): circular cup (a) tapering toward flat base; curved flat triangular handle on side, pierced with circle; white body, the lower portion enamelled with red-orange semi-circles and dots arranged in asymmetrical pattern. Circular saucer (b) with slightly upturned edge; cup recess molded off-center; surface enamelled with red-orange dots and overlapping semi-circles clustered around cup recess. Plate (-5): circular form with slightly upturned edge; white ground overall, the surface enamelled with scattered red-orange dots and clusters of overlapping semi-circles.

This is a coffee set from Austria. It is dated ca. 1902 and we acquired it in 1986. Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.

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Its medium is

enameled porcelain

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (coffee pot and cover): 20 x 13.5 x 9 cm (7 7/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 9/16 in.) H x diam. (sugar bowl and cover): 11 x 10.5 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.) H x W x D (jug): 8.5 x 10.5 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.) H x W x D (cup): 6 x 11 x 8.7 cm (2 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.) H x diam. (saucer): 2.4 x 16.2 cm (15/16 x 6 3/8 in.) H x diam. (dessert plate): 2.1 x 18.5 cm (13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, printed in green: "SCHULE PROF KOLO MOSER [in rectangle];" painted in red enamel on underside: "D501".

This object was manufactured by Wiener Porzellan Josef Böck and produced by Schule Professor Koloman Moser and made for Koloman Moser and designed by Jutta Sika

This object is the first item in a set that contains 5 objects.

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