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Teapot "como" - Como


  • Object:

    Teapot "como"

  • Place of origin:

    Milan (designed)
    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1955 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sabattini, Lino, born 1925 (designer)
    Christofle et Cie (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Electroplate with cane

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The spout of the teapot is an integral part of the body and rises and tapers towards the opening, with a gradually expanding flat plane running from the tip to the neck. The body projects on the other side, with a similar flat plane to which at the outer point is attached a tapering cane-covered strip handle. A flat hinged lid is attached to the top of the handle at the junction with the body. The pieces of the teapot are assembled from stamped sheet metal.

Place of Origin

Milan (designed)
Paris (made)


ca. 1955 (designed)


Sabattini, Lino, born 1925 (designer)
Christofle et Cie (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Electroplate with cane

Marks and inscriptions


Base metal mark of C. Christofle.

Numeral 2.


Length: 20.8 cm

Object history note

Part of a tea and coffee service with jug, coffee pot and sugar bowl, in production from 1960-1970.

Descriptive line

Electroplate with cane handle, Paris, ca.1960-70, made by Christolfe et Cie, designed by Lino Sabattini, Milan, ca.1955

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Marelli, Enrico. Lino Sabattini: Intimations and Craftmanship. Mario Comense, 1979.
Philadelphia Museum of Art. Design since 1945. October 1982, p. 229.


Cane (plant material); Metal




Metalwork; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Metalwork Collection

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