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Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Hingelberg Sterling Silver Tray by Svend Weihrauch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hingelberg sterling silver tray by Svend Weihrauch Measures: 29cm x 17.8cm (11.42" x 7.01") Weight is 387 grams / 13.65 oz. Item no.: 451016.   
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, "Birka" Teapot with Sugar / Cream Set
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. "Birka" teapot with sugar / cream set in glazed stoneware, 1960s. The teapot measures: 20.5 x 17 cm. The sugar bowl measures: 8.3 x 5.5 cm. Stamped....
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, Coq Tea Service for Six People, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. Coq tea service for six people. Rustic design, 1960s. Consisting of six teacups with saucers and a teapot. The cup measures: 9 x 7 cm. Saucer diamet...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

Carl-Harry Staalhane Conical Ceramic Teapot Made by Rörstrand in Sweden, 1960s
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Rare and very special conical formed ceramic teapot is designed by the famous Swedish ceramist Carl-Harry Staalhane (1920-1990) and manufactured by Rörstrand Sweden The teapot is ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

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Ceramic

Maija Heikinheimo Copper and Teak Coffee Pot, Valaistustyö Ky for Artek, 1950's
Located in London, GB
A rare midcentury untouched copper and teak coffee pot by Maija Heikinheimo for Valaistustyö Ky for Artek.
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20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

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Copper

Ceramic White Glazed Tea Set Made in Denmark, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
A very attracted to the smooth streamlined forms created on dark chocolate brown clay, along with his superb glazed white colour. In perfect condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Collection of Cylinda Line Service Ware by Arne Jacobsen
Located in New York, NY
A collection of ten stainless steel pieces of Cylinda-Line table ware consisting of three trays, a pitcher, a tea pot, a coffee pot, two ice buckets, and sugar and milk containers. D...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

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Stainless Steel

Eva Stæhr-nielsen for Saxbo, Teapot in Glazed Ceramics with Handle in Wicker
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Eva Stæhr-Nielsen for Saxbo. Teapot in glazed ceramics with handle in wicker. Beautiful glaze in shades of blue, 1940s-1950s. Measures: 17 x 14 cm (incl. Handle) Stamped. In very ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Modernist Edith Sonne White Bing and Grøndahl Tea Service for Eight People
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Modernist Edith Sonne white Bing and Grøndahl tea service for eight people, 1960's. Model number 473. Consisting of eight teacups with saucers and eight plates. The teacup measures...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

6 Cups & Saucers, Eira Gold, Arabia, Raija Liisa Uosikkinen, 1950s
By Raija Uosikkinen, Arabia
Located in Stockholm, SE
6 Espressocups and saucers of model Eira designed by Raija Liisa Uosikkinen at Arabia. The cups are 5,5 cm in diameter at the top and the saucers are 11 cm in diameter. They are all ...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Stoneware Teapot by Stig Lindberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
Gorgeous stoneware teapot by Stig Lindberg, round in shape with a beautiful blue glaze and graphic pattern. Teak and metal handle.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Nanna Ditzel Ceramic Tea Service for Søholm, 1970s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A rare tea service consisting of a teapot, cookie bowl and 4 cups. The shape starts of as a square at the bottom and transform fluently into a circle at the top. All pieces features ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Royal Copenhagen, Salto Service, White, Tea Service for Eight People, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen. Salto service, white. Tea service for eight people. 1960s. Consisting of eight teacups with saucers and a teapot. The teacup measures: 10.5 x 5.5 cm. Saucer diam...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Early Jens Quistgaard for Dansk Flamestone Coffee Pot with Mugs and Demitasses
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Denmark 'Flamestone' coffee or tea pot, four demitasses, four mugs, and eight saucers (four small / four larger) by Jens H. Quistgaard for Dansk Designs, circa 1958-1964. Features t...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Earthenware, Porcelain

Vintage John Prip for Reed & Barton "Denmark" Coffee Service
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Classic "Denmark" pattern by John Prip for Reed & Barton. Mid century American Reed & Barton "Denmark" Coffee Service in Scandinavian style. Includes coffee pot, sugar bowl...
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate, Pewter

Royal Copenhagen, Salto Service, White, Twelve Teacups with Saucers, 1960s
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Royal Copenhagen. Salto service, White. Twelve teacups with saucers. 1960s. The cup measures: 10.5 x 5.5 cm. Saucer diameter: 15.5 cm. In excellent condition. 1st factory quality...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Stoneware Teapot by Saxbo in Denmark
Located in Goteborg, SE
Stoneware teapot made at Saxbo in Denmark. Saxbo was a small but well-known ceramic studio run by the chemist Natalie Krebs. Her specialty was the glazes. A lot of famous artists wor...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Jens H. Quistgaard, Denmark, Flamestone Tea Service in Stoneware
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Jens H. Quistgaard (1919-2008), Denmark. Flamestone tea service in stoneware for six people, 1960s-1970s. Consisting of six teacups with saucers, teapot and cream / sugar set. The ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Danish Modern Sterling Silver Teapot
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver teapot. Made by Hans Hansen in Denmark in 1956. Drum-form with straight sides and tapering diagonal spout. Top flat. Cover same and inset with tape...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

John Prip Designed Reed & Barton 'Denmark' Silver Plate Tea Pot
Located in Sharon, CT
Elegant classic mid century American tea oot in Scandinavian style.
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Mid-20th Century American Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate

Designer Ceramic Breakfast Set, Sweden, 1990s
Located in Bochum, NRW
Blue glaze ceramic pair of goblets and a creamer designed by the Swedish artist Margot Öjemark. In excellent condition. Each marked under the bottom with artist's monogram. Ideal for...
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Pottery

Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, a Pair of "Spisa Ribb" Tea Cups with Saucers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. A pair of "Spisa Ribb" tea cups with saucers, 1950s-1960s. The tea cup measures: 10.5 x 6 cm. The saucer measures: 15 cm. In very good condition. S...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

"Ruska" Line Tea, Coffee Set Designed by Ulla Procope for Arabia in 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Ceramic breakfast set, tea or coffee set "Ruska" line designed by Ulla Procope for Arabia in 1960, Finland. A large set of many pieces, suitable for breakfast, lunch. Earthy brown a...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg, Set of Twelve "Birka" Teacups with Saucers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Stig Lindberg for Gustavsberg. Set of twelve "Birka" teacups with saucers in glazed stoneware. 1960s. In excellent condition. The cup measures: 8.5 x 5.8 cm. The saucer measures: ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Set of 6 Scandinavian Blue & Whtie Porcelain Coffee Espresso or Tea Demitasse
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful mid-20th century Scandinavian Danish porcelain coffee espresso or tea demitasse set of 6 cups and saucers, from Denmark. Pieces are blue and white with gold accent; cups ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Tea Service for Hopeakeskus
Located in Houston, TX
Tapio Wirkkala. Coffee service TW 182-184, Finland, 1958, Hopeakeskus, copper, teak and inside silver plate. Measures: 5 D x 20.5 H in. 12.7 D x 52.07 H cm. Coffee pot, ...
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1950s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Copper, Silver Plate

Frode Blichfeldt Bahnsen for Palshus, Teapot in Glazed Stoneware, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Frode Blichfeldt Bahnsen for Palshus. Teapot in glazed stoneware with wicker handle. Beautiful glaze in shades of green. 1960s. Measures: 26 x 18 cm (incl. Handle) In excellent...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Hingelberg Sterling Silver Tea Pot designed by Svend Weihrauch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hingelberg sterling silver tea pot designed by Svend Weihrauch. Measures 17cm high and 20,5cm from handle to spout. (6.69" and 8.07". Weight is 673 grams / 23.75 oz. Item no.:...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Royal Copenhagen Rare Gertrud Vasegaard Tea Pot
By Royal Copenhagen, Gertrud Vasegaard
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Royal Copenhagen rare Gertrud Vasegaard tea pot. In plain undercorated porcelain.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain

Stoneware Teacup with Nuka Glaze by Mats Svensson
Located in New York, NY
Stoneware teacup with nuka glaze Handmade by Mats Svensson Sweden, 2020.
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21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Vintage Henning Koppel Tea Set in White Porcelain and Teak, 1960s
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Important design by Henning Koppel exhibited at the British Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York. This set consist of a milk/cream jug and the Koppel Characteristic teapot wit...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Porcelain, Teak

Four Aluminia Timiana Teacups in Glazed Faience, 1960's
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Four aluminia timiana teacups in glazed faience. Beautiful glaze in dark green shades. 1960s. Cup diameter: 10.5 cm. Saucer diameter: 16.5 cm. In excellent condition. Stamped.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Faience

Vintage Danish Azur Stoneware Tea Set by J. H. Quistgaard
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish Azur stoneware tea set by Jens H. Quistgaard for Kronjyden, 1960s. All the pieces comes from the same manufacturer, Kronjyden, which was the first company to produce ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Kahler HAC Brown Bisque Teapot 50's Denmark
Located in Sharon, CT
Beautiful handmade teapot. Incised signature on bottom: with the Kahler K and Danmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Stoneware Teacup with Nuka Glaze by Mats Svensson
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted stoneware teacup with Nuka glaze by Mats Svensson Sweden, 2010-2020.
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Stig Lindberg Modern Plain Bone China 'SA' Service by Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1949
Located in Utrecht, NL
One of the finest refined early 1949, modernism mocha / espresso services 'SA' by Swedish renowned designer Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) in beautiful plain Bone China made by Gustavsber...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

F Hingelberg Sterling Silver Coffee Pot Handle and Finial of Bone
Located in Copenhagen, DK
F Hingelberg sterling silver coffee pot handle and finial of bone Measures H 18.5 cm/7 9/32 in Weight 609 gr/21.48 oz Item no.: 450585.  
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Double Teapot, Stig Lindberg Gustavsbergs Studio, Faience
Located in Stockholm, SE
A rare double teapot in faience designed by Stig Lindberg at Gustavsberg Studio. The smaller pot is 10 cm high and the larger one is 13 cm high (33 cm including the handle). They are...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Faience

Tapio Wirkkala Copper and Silver Coffee Set
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A solid copper coffee set including coffee pot, creamer, sugar pot, and very hard to find solid copper serving tray. Lined in silver, these sets were produced in very limited number...
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1960s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Copper

Hans Hansen Sterling Silver Tea Pot No 498 Karl Gustav Hansen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans Hansen sterling silver tea pot No 498 Karl Gustav Hansen Measures: H 17 cm (6 11/16 in) Weight 895 gr/31.60 oz Made 1994 by Leon Kastbjerg Nielsen Exmpl 3 Item no.: 434697.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Handmade Mug, Black Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Cup, Set of Two, White Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Cup, Set of Two, Natural Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Mug with Handle, Natural Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Hans Hansen Sterling Silver Creamer/Sauce Bowl No 124
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Hans Hansen sterling silver creamer/sauce bowl No 124 Measures: H 10.3 cm(4 1/16 in) Vægt 198 gr/7 oz. (Anno 1938) Designed by Karl Gustav Hansen Item no.: 434571.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Handmade Mug, Natural Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
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2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Bowl M Set of Two, Natural Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Mug with Handle, Black Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Mug, White Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Handmade Cup Set of Two, Black Color with a Delicate Glaze, Dishwasher Safe
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Ceramic handcrafted dinnerware. Stoneware is well known for its high strength and durability. The shapes of the Otto series have a timeless and Scandinavian aesthetic, combined with ...
Category

2010s Portuguese Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware

Danish Silver Plated Tea & Coffee Set by Hans Bunde for Cohr
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Modern streamlined silver plated tea and coffee set including sugar bowl, milk jug and water jug was designed by Hans Bunde for Cohr in 1960's, Danish. The set is ready t...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Silver Plate

Grann & Laglye Danish Sterling Silver Tea Set of Four Pieces SKU 0407
Located in Big Bend, WI
Grann & Laglye. This lovely sterling silver four-piece tea set was made by Grann & Laglye of Denmark. The pieces have a three-D flower motif with beads on the finials, handles, and ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Set of Four "Viking" Teacups with Saucers
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand. Set of four "Viking" teacups with saucers and four plates, 1960s. In very good condition. The cup measures: 9.5 x 6.5 cm. The saucer measures: 1...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Ceramic

Rörstand "Koka" Sweden Tea Set by Hertha Bengtson, 1950s
Located in Amherst, NH
Rörstand of Sweden set of four tea or coffee service in the "Koka" pattern designed by Hertha Bengtson in the 1950s. The set has an incised leaf design inside a blue stripe. The tea...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Stoneware

Tea Pot of Hallmarked Silver Decorated with Grapes and on Feet
Located in Lejre, DK
Tea pot of hallmarked silver decorated with grapes and on feet. The pot is in great vintage condition.
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1920s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Silver

Margrethe Dybdahl Teapot Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare teapot designed by Margrethe Dybdahl. Produced in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Cane

F. Hingelberg Sterling Silver Mocca Service by Svend Weihrauch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
F. Hingelberg sterling silver mocca service by Svend Weihrauch. Measures: Mocca pot 16.5 cm / 6 1/2" Creamer 8.3 cm / 3 1/4" bred. Sugar 6 cm diameter / 2 1/3" ...
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1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Two-Piece Teapot, Design Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Rare two-piece teapot, design Stig Lindberg, Gustavsberg. Stamped. Measures: Height with handle 32.5 cm. In perfect condition.
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets