- Museum number
'Form 24' coffee-set, porcelain, cast, glazed white all over, comprising coffee-pot and lid (d-e) with tapering wooden side handle, the lid with large round knop, sugar bowl (f), creamer (g) coffee cup and saucer (h-k) and small plate (m), with broad slightly upturned rim.
- Production date
- 1962 (designed)
Diameter: 16.20 centimetres (plate)
Diameter: 14.30 centimetres (saucer)
Diameter: 9.20 centimetres (sugar bowl)
Height: 14.50 centimetres (coffee pot with lid)
Height: 11.50 centimetres (coffee pot)
Height: 4.80 centimetres (cream jug)
Height: 6 centimetres (cup)
Height: 2 centimetres (plate)
Height: 2.20 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 5.20 centimetres (sugar bowl)
Length: 26.70 centimetres (coffee pot with handle)
Width: 17.40 centimetres (coffee pot with spout)
Width: 7 centimetres (cream jug, max with spout)
Width: 9.50 centimetres (cup, max with handle)
- Curator's comments
- 'Form 24' was designed as a tea and coffee service by Koppel in 1962 and was extended to a full service in 1968 and named 'Form 678'. The service is made from thin porcelain and is entirely undecorated, in keeping with Koppel's view on modern design. On being told that the ware was too thin to survive a dishwasher, Koppel replied 'Then just wash it by hand,' (quoted in T. Dickson, 'Dansk Design', London, Murdoch Books, 2008, p. 91). The tight curves shown in this service reflect those used by Koppel in his metalware designs for Georg Jensen. For further references and illustrations see:
V. S. Møller, 'henning koppel', Copenhagen, Rodos, 1965, pp. 40-41, 48-49, 74-75.
B. Busk Laursen et al., 'Royal Copenhagen Porcelain 1775-2000 : 225 years of design', Copenhagen, Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, 2000, pp. 151-153 (as designed in 1961).
N. Kaiser, 'The World of Henning Koppel', Copenhagen, Georg Jensen, 2000, pp. 95-100.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number