Inspired Art

February 20, 2015 8:18 PM

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From medieval China to suburban Detroit, from a monkey-shaped pot to a tea urn designed by a renowned Finnish architect, the exhibition “High Tea” celebrates the beverage’s long association with the decorative arts.

The show, subtitled “Glorious Manifestations East and West,” runs through May 24 at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. It comes as some teatime objects are heating up the auction market. In November, at Sotheby’s London, an 1870s silver-gilt tea and coffee service sold for more than $...

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