John Prip tea and coffee service
Scope and Contents
The service was designed by John Prip and produced by the Reed & Barton Company, a hollowware and flatware company in Massachusetts in the 1960s. The set, part of the "Dimension" pattern consists of five pieces: a coffee pot, tea pot, sugar and creamer. The design was based on the shape of an onion.
- Creation: 1960
- Prip, John (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Born in New York and raised in Denmark, John Prip (b. 1922) is a fourth generation metalsmith. At the age of 15 he began an apprenticeship at his father’s silversmithing factory. At the age of 26 he immigrated back to America with his wife and son and began teaching at the School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University, New York. Later he taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and while there co-owned Shop One, a retail outlet for high quality handmade objects.
1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton)
5 piece silver tea and coffee service by John Prip for Reed & Barton.
All pieces are stored in one box.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The tea and coffee service were purchased by Becky Simmons, RIT Archivist.
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2014.
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections (Organization)
- John Prip tea and coffee service
- RIT Art Collection
- Lisa Witt
- 07 May 2014
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