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Butter Pitcher, from Four-piece Corn Set

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chromed metal, glass
DATES mid 1930s
DIMENSIONS Overall: 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13 x 15.9 x 8.9 cm) Diameter of base: 2 in. (5.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base: "CHASE / U.S.A. / [company logo with centaur drawing a bow]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chromed metal butter pitcher (for melted butter). Spherical body raised on short cylindrical foot rim. Round opening cut out of top, slightly off-center. Narrow tubular handle arches over the opening; ends of handle fit into holes cut on either side of opening. Opposing spout, cylindrical form that tapers to narrow flat-cut opening, soldered to body above foot rim. Exterior chromed metal, interior only polished. Part of corn set (85.158.4-7a-b). CONDITION: Minor wear, with scratches to all surfaces. Proper left side of bowl has long scratch. Interior slightly pitted. Back of handle loose, extending somewhat out of hole.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976). Butter Pitcher, from Four-piece Corn Set, mid 1930s. Chromed metal, glass, Overall: 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13 x 15.9 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg.
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