ALDO ROSSI (1931 - 1997); ALESSI
Rare four-piece Piazza coffee and tea service, Italy, 1984: coffee pot, teapot, creamer, sugar, and presentation box; Sterling silver, enamel, patinated copper, brass, glass; Box stamped AR 11/99 ITALY, all others stamped OFFICINA ALESSI AR 1984 11/99 ITALY 925 with hallmarks; Box: 23" x 18" x 11 1/4", coffee pot: 11" x 5"; Provenance: Christie's, New York, sale 7702, June 12, 1993, lot 217a; Similar examples can be found the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
Sale Price: $10,000
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Box: Losses to patina on roof (possibly in the making), some losses to brass finish and some minor scratches, and finish loss around base. Clock battery operated. Coffee/tea service: No dents, breaks or repairs. Light to moderate scratches throughout. Two chips to enamel on coffee pot, larger: 1/2" x 1/8".