How many ounces do these glasses hold? What drink were they probably used for?
Those were designed by Elsa Tennhardt and were used for mixed drinks and cocktails. I'm not sure how many ounces they might hold, but they are certainly smaller than modern-day martini glasses! The idea of mixing alcohols into a cocktail was new in the 20th century.
I’m intrigued by the ice bucket, what should I know about it?
The piece is part of the American Art Deco movement. The style originated in France, but quickly became popular in Europe and the United States. Another growing influence at this time was the machine aesthetic. America in the 1920s and early 1930s was an increasingly machine-driven culture. American artists and designers who wanted to break with the past recognized a new beauty in the machine's appearance and function.
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This is a very chic cocktail set.
It was designed by Elsa Tennhardt. She was a German-born American artist. The set was manufactured by E. & J. Bass Company, ca. 1890-1930
The set was very cutting edge for its time since the idea of mixing alcohols into a cocktail was new in the 20th century.