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Tea set, Th. Hooft, Gero Holland ca 1920

This tin tea set was designed by Th. Hooft for Gero Holland in ca 1920. (source: catalogue Vormgeving en Industrie, Stedelijk Museum 1986). 

One might call it a design "in the style of the Bauhaus", but the Bauhaus had only just opened in 1919. Marianne Brandt would design her famous teapot four years later. It shows that the Bauhaus was not an isolated place. Moholy-Nagy who was the teacher in the metal workshop of the Bauhaus was in close contact with the Dutch avant garde.  

This tea set consists of the same three items that were shown in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam for the exhibition "Vormgeving en Industrie" in 1986. The official press photo is included in the price.

The sugar pot and the milk can have some superficial paint damage. The tin can be polished, if desired. Signed and marked on the bottom. 


  • Designer

    UnknownTh. Hooft
  • Manufacturer

    Gero Holland
  • Year of design

    ca 1920
  • Country

    The Netherlands
  • Materials

    Tin and black lacquered wood
  • Dimensions

  • Condition

    Good with user marks
  • Price

    Sold: Berlin, Germany

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