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Candle Warmer

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glass and chromed metal
DATES Patented September 27, 1949
DIMENSIONS 3 5/8 x 6 in. (9.2 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on top around circular opening: "DES No. 155,354 [infinity symbol] "silex" [infinity symbol] CANDLE WARMER [infinity symbol]"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 2010.75.1a-c
CREDIT LINE Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of Jewel Stern
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Peter Mueller-Munk (American, 1904-1967). Candle Warmer, Patented September 27, 1949. Glass and chromed metal, 3 5/8 x 6 in. (9.2 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of Jewel Stern, 2010.75.1a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.75.1a-c.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2010.75.1a-c.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glass and chromed metal candle warmer, with three separate sections, a. pressed glass circular bowl with overall, raised,horizontal rippled, ridged pattern, on a smaller, raised, narrow vertical ridged pattern base with three, thin, protruding, rectangular 1.5 inch feet. Interior of bowl with central raised circle (for candle), surrounded by three, open small holes. b: thin chrome metal lid with pressed and cut out pattern, central circular opening surrounded by nine regularly spaced, open circles with wavy thin, metal horizontal center and at outer edge with eighteen, regularly spaced, narrow, rectangular, open slots. c: small, white candle in glass container, of recent manufacture and evidence of use. Condition: Good, candle wax on interior in small holes and smoke tarnish to underside of lid.
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Peter Mueller-Munk (American, 1904-1967). <em>Candle Warmer</em>, Patented September 27, 1949. Glass and chromed metal, 3 5/8 x 6 in. (9.2 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of Jewel Stern, 2010.75.1a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.75.1a-c.jpg)