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Michael Graves

(United States, 1934-2015)
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
7 290 - 9 110 EUR
7 660 - 9 570 USD
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80 000 SEK
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Michael Graves
(United States, 1934-2015)

a five pieces sterling tea- and coffee service, limited edition by Alessi, Italy 1985.

The handles with off-white bakelite, blue finials, black feet, height of the teapot 25 cm, diameter of the tray 41 cm, maker's marks OFFICINA ALESSI 1985 18/99 ITALY, 925, Italian silver marks, Swedish import marks, total weight excluding the tray ca 3790 g.

Minor traces of wear, the tray is made without the maker's marks.

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Michael Graves (1934-2015), American, an architect, a professor of Architecture at Princeton University, he was a part of the Memphis Group as a designer.
Graves was a postmodernist predecessor, in architecture as well as in design. He was a postmodernist forerunner in architecture with the 1970's Portland Public Office Building, which is regarded as iconic.
Graves Teapot "Bollitore", designed in 1984, with a whistling bird as a spout, has been one of Alessi's bestsellers for many years.
Comes with the original wrapping and boxes.