Robert King and John Van Koert for Towle Silversmiths 'Contour' Coffee or Tea Service, 1951 Robert King and John Van Koert for Towle Silversmiths 'Contour' Coffee or Tea Service, 1951

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Sterling Silver 'Contour' Coffee or Tea Service

Designed by Robert King and John Van Koert for Towle Silversmiths

Made in USA, circa 1951

Includes coffee pot with composite handle, creamer and sugar bowl with spoon

Each piece stamped to underneath

7 w × 4 d × 10¼ h in
18 × 10 × 26 cm

Literature: Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design, Stern, pg. 198 Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, Eidelberg, ppg. 200-201

'Contour' was designed in 1950 by Robert J. King and patented by John Van Koert. It was the first American sterling pattern to manifest post-World War II and the only production-line American flatware included in the Museum of Modern Art's Good Design exhibitions.

Sterling Silver 'Contour' Coffee or Tea Service

Designed by Robert King and John Van Koert for Towle Silversmiths

Made in USA, circa 1951

Includes coffee pot with composite handle, creamer and sugar bowl with spoon

Each piece stamped to underneath

7 w × 4 d × 10¼ h in
18 × 10 × 26 cm

Literature: Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design, Stern, pg. 198 Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, Eidelberg, ppg. 200-201

'Contour' was designed in 1950 by Robert J. King and patented by John Van Koert. It was the first American sterling pattern to manifest post-World War II and the only production-line American flatware included in the Museum of Modern Art's Good Design exhibitions.

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