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Bequeathed to the Church of Christ Scientists by W R Bennett's widow in 1978.
Teapot
Date Made/Found: 1955
Maker: William E Bennett , died 1967
Material and Medium: Sterling silver and wood
Dimensions: Overall: 188 x 265 x 145mm (7 3/8 x 10 7/16 x 5 11/16in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: 1979.418
This Sterling silver teapot has a wooden handle and was designed by William Bennett. It is designed in the modernist style. Modernism began to be seen in British Silverware in the 1920's and 1930's and gained momentum following the Second World War. British Industry was slow to recover from the war and post-war austerity measures exacerbated this. Events such as the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Britain can make it" exhibition in 1947 helped the recovery of Britain's design industry and inspired a new generation of British designers. Modernist silverware pieces tend to have simple designs with the shape of the piece taking prominence over the decoration and this onion shaped tea pot exemplifies this.
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