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John Prip tea and coffee service

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0081

Scope and Contents

The service was designed by John Prip and produced by the Reed & Barton Company, a hollowware and flatware company in Massachusetts in the 1960s. The set, part of the "Dimension" pattern consists of five pieces: a coffee pot, tea pot, sugar and creamer. The design was based on the shape of an onion.

Dates

  • 1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Born in New York and raised in Denmark, John Prip (b. 1922) is a fourth generation metalsmith. At the age of 15 he began an apprenticeship at his father’s silversmithing factory. At the age of 26 he immigrated back to America with his wife and son and began teaching at the School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University, New York. Later he taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and while there co-owned Shop One, a retail outlet for high quality handmade objects.

Extent

1.3 Linear Feet (1 banker's box )

Language

English

Overview

5 piece silver tea and coffee service by John Prip for Reed & Barton.

Arrangement

All pieces are stored in one box.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 86

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The tea and coffee service were purchased by Becky Simmons, RIT Archivist.

Accession number(s):2014:038

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2014.

Creator

Title
John Prip tea and coffee service
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Lisa Witt
Date
07 May 2014
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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