Tea set

ARTIST / MAKER: Lenox (manufacturer)
DATE: early 20th century (made)
PLACE: New Jersey (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Glazed porcelain with silver decoration

Founded in 1889, Lenox Ceramic Art Company was organised as a small workshop of skilled artisans initially specialising in the production of one-of-a-kind ceramic wares. The studio was based in Trenton (New Jersey), one of the major pottery centres in the United States nicknamed ‘The Staffordshire of America’. This cobalt-blue tea set decorated with silver is typical of the Art Nouveau style, which became fashionable at the turn of the 20th century.