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Salt Shaker, from Four-piece Corn Set

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chromed metal
DATES mid 1930s
DIMENSIONS Overall: 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm) Diameter of base (b): 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base: "CHASE / U.S.A. / [company logo with centaur drawing bow]"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 85.158.6a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Salt Shaker, from Four-piece Corn Set, mid 1930s. Chromed metal, Overall: 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.6a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE group, 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Chromed metal saltshaker; hollow sphere (a) raised on short cylindrical base (b) that unscrews for filling. Two concentric rings of holes in top of sphere. Part of corn set (85.158.4-7a-b). CONDITION: Minor wear to all surfaces. Both pieces tarnished on threads. (a) Scratches throughout with minor pitting. (b) Two large scratches on side reveal brass body beneath plating. Tarnished on threads.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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