Ice Bucket, Part of Five-piece Set
On View: American Identities: A New Look, American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The City and the Rise of the Modern Woman, 1900–1945, 5th Floor
Silver-plated brass, brass
6 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (15.2 x 21 x 18.4 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on underside of base of bucket (a): "E. & J. B / PAT. AP'L'D FOR / 9166"
Designated Purchase Fund
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Elsa Tennhardt (American, born Germany, 1899-1980). Ice Bucket, Part of Five-piece Set, Patented 1928. Silver-plated brass, brass, 6 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (15.2 x 21 x 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 85.213.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY
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Ice bucket (b) and lid (a); silver-plated brass; part of set with stem glasses and salt and peppershakers. Ice bucket is triangular in plan, raised on two-step base, tapering out from top step to lip. The width of each side with an applied, thin triangular brass section. A separate lid with a triangular handle applied to the top, decorated like top edge of bucket.
CONDITION: (b) Bucket: considerable wear to plating, most noticeably on two of three sides, and more so on all sides of base where half of silver surface has worn off. Surfaces with minor nicks and scratches. One corner edge with especially noticeable nicks. Interior worn with polish residue throughout; (a) Lid: wear to all surfaces with scratches throughout. One small area on top with plating worn off.
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