This and 3 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Coronet Coffee Set.

Object Timeline

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1938

  • Work on this object began.

1942

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2017

2019

2021

  • You found it!

Coronet Coffee Maker

This is a coffee maker. It was designed by Walter von Nessen and manufactured by Chase Brass & Copper Co.. It is dated 1938–1942 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is chrome-plated metal, plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

  • Coffee Set (Austria)
  • enameled porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund.
  • 1986-83-1/5
  • Cheese Knife
  • chromium-plated brass.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2015-5-10

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Necklace, ca. 1930
  • hammered silver and blood jasper.
  • Lent by Siegelson, New York.
  • 61.2016.12

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30 x 27 x 25.5 cm (11 13/16 x 10 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Molded in a circle on underside of plastic foot: "CHASE BRASS & COPPER CO." / centaur logo / "WATTS HIGH 900 WATTS LOW 100" / "MODEL 17088 VOLTS 110-120 A.C.-D.C."

Cite this object as

Coronet Coffee Maker; Designed by Walter von Nessen (American, b. Germany, 1889–1943); USA; chrome-plated metal, plastic; H x W x D: 30 x 27 x 25.5 cm (11 13/16 x 10 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-87-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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