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Stem Glass, Part of Five-piece Set

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plated brass
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Patented 1928
    DIMENSIONS 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (12.4 x 7 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base: "E. & J. B / 9165 / U.S. PATENT #75939"
    CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cocktail glass on stem, silver-plated brass; part of a set with ice bucket, stem glasses, and salt and peppershakers. Glass has triangular base and irregularly shaped, curving stem that supports inverted cone-shaped bowl with three applied, triangular decorative motifs. CONDITION: Considerable wear and scratching to all surfaces, with minor pitting and place loss throughout.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
    CAPTION Elsa Tennhardt (American, born Germany, 1899–1980). Stem Glass, Part of Five-piece Set, Patented 1928. Silver-plated brass, 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (12.4 x 7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 85.213.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.213.2a-b-.6_bw.jpg)
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