This is a beautiful copper and brass coffee set on its own tray. It was created by the Art Nouveau genius of Carl Deffner. It is constructed mainly of copper with brass handles. The design is as brilliant as its execution.  It has a beautiful patina which attests to its hundred years old age, while adding to the character and beauty. Given the age, the overall condition is very good, making it a lovely piece of art.

Carl Deffner was one of the greatest Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) decorative arts designers and producers in the world. He was born in 1856 and died in 1948. He came from a long family line of metal ware artists.  The family factory and design house was established in the city of Esslinger, Germany, in 1815, by his grandfather, Carl Christiaan Ulrich Deffner, born in 1789 and died in 1846. From 1890 to 1915, the Deffner factory and designers produced some of the finest Art Nouveau products in the world. Many of the products of the Deffner family are exquisite, worthy of museum collections. In fact, the matching teapot is in the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Prague, Czech Republic (please see photos).

DIMENSIONS: Oval tray: length--15 7/8” (40.4 cm); depth--12” (30.4 cm)

                        Sugar bowl: height--3” (7.5 cm); diameter of 3” (7.5 cm);

                                           with the handles included, width--6 5/16” (18 cm)

                        Cream pitcher: height--3.5” (9 cm)

                        Coffee pot: height--4.5” (11.5 cm); 

                                          measurement from handle to spout: 9 1/8” (23 cm);

                                          diameter: 6” (15.3 cm).

CONDITION: excellent; no dents, cracks, or damages; all handles are intact.

SHIPPING: all items will be carefully packaged to avoid damage during transit. Most items will be shipped via USPS priority mail; heavy and/or very large items will be shipped by FEDEX.


Beautiful, rare copper & brass coffee set w/ tray, Art Deco, Carl Deffner



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