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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Chrome-plated metal
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1937
    DIMENSIONS 5 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.1 x 13 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base in script: "Metalcrafts" [in quotation marks]
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One of pair of mugs, with 85.163.3. Composed of a straight, cylindrical cup with two rows of horizontal striations (one near the top, the other near the bottom) to which is attached a handle in the shape of a clef-note (a circle at the bottom attached to a straight vertical section which joins a short, straight horizontal piece at the rim of the mug). CONDITION: Mug with considerable wear due to use. All surfaces scratched from use and polishing. Base and interior similarly worn, with plate loss to top surface of handle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Theodore Hess (American, born Germany, 1873–ca. 1937). Mug, ca. 1937. Chrome-plated metal, 5 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.1 x 13 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.163.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.163.3_85.163.4_mark_bw.jpg)
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