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Cocktail Shaker and Stopper

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: Corning, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1941
    DIMENSIONS 9 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (22.9 x 7 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Scratched in base: "Steuben"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS Engraved on side: "S / D & B" [for Dorothy and Bernard Schiro]
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 77.190.3a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Bernard Schiro
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Donald Russell (working for Steuben 1936-1972). Cocktail Shaker and Stopper, ca. 1941. Glass, 9 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (22.9 x 7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Bernard Schiro, 77.190.3a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.190.3_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 77.190.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cocktail shaker (a) and stopper (b), colorless glass. Elongated pear-shaped shaker with cylindrical neck and tow spouts opposite one another at the top. Engraved on side: "S/D&B" (for Dorothy and Bernard Schiro). Circular knob-topped stopper with cone-shaped decorative bubble. Two notches cut in stopper to coincide with double spouts to enable pouring when stopper is in place. CONDITION: Excellent.
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