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Espresso Set

2006 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hans Stofer (born 1957)
‘Espresso Set’
2007

The engineer and jeweller Hans Stofer
frequently uses found ceramic items in
his works. He manipulates these in ways
that make us reflect on their value and
meaning. Simultaneously suggesting
sensitive restoration and disfigurement,
his interventions to this ‘espresso set’ raise
issues of preservation and disposability.

Made in London
Porcelain and stoneware, with gilding,
metal and plastic
Museum no. C.74:1 to 22-2007


object details
Category
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 22 parts.

  • Sugar Bowl
  • Coffee Spoon
  • Coffee Spoon
  • Coffee Spoon
  • Sugar Spoon
  • Milk Jug
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Saucer
  • Cup
  • Cup
  • Cup
  • Cup
  • Cup
  • Cup
  • Cup
  • Cup
Materials and Techniques
Bone china, gold leaf, silver, plastic
Brief Description
22 pieces; bone china cups, saucers, sugar bowl and milk jug with gold leaf added to broken parts; three broken silver spoons and one broken plastic spoon. Made by Hans Stofer, England 2006
Physical Description
'Espresso set' consists of twenty two pieces, bone china, porcelain, stoneware cups and saucers, silver and plastic spoons, with disfigured parts decorated with gold leaf.

Gallery Label
Hans Stofer (born 1957) ‘Espresso Set’ 2007 The engineer and jeweller Hans Stofer frequently uses found ceramic items in his works. He manipulates these in ways that make us reflect on their value and meaning. Simultaneously suggesting sensitive restoration and disfigurement, his interventions to this ‘espresso set’ raise issues of preservation and disposability. Made in London Porcelain and stoneware, with gilding, metal and plastic Museum no. C.74:1 to 22-2007(2009)
Summary
Hans Stofer (born 1957)

‘Espresso Set’

2007



The engineer and jeweller Hans Stofer

frequently uses found ceramic items in

his works. He manipulates these in ways

that make us reflect on their value and

meaning. Simultaneously suggesting

sensitive restoration and disfigurement,

his interventions to this ‘espresso set’ raise

issues of preservation and disposability.



Made in London

Porcelain and stoneware, with gilding,

metal and plastic

Museum no. C.74:1 to 22-2007
Collection
Accession Number
C.74:1 to 22-2007

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record createdOctober 10, 2008
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