A three-piece coffee set in sterling silver and ebony by American maker Gorham, circa 1956. The modernist design is Gorham's 'Directional' pattern which perfectly demonstrates the influence of biomorphic aesthetics in 1950s American silver and was first produced in 1955.
A 1958 advertisement featuring the 'Directional' coffee set can be seen in Jewel Stern's, Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design, Dallas Museum of Art, 2005, pp. 220-223.
Coffee Pot Dimensions: 23cm in height