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"Hot Plate, New York World's Fair"

Decorative Arts

MANUFACTURER Sayford Company
MEDIUM Metallic paper, other paper
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1939
    DIMENSIONS 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 in. (0.6 x 20.6 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Proper right top: "MADE IN U.S.A." Proper left top: "SAYFORD CO. BROOKLYN"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.43.1
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Linda S. Ferber
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Sayford Company. "Hot Plate, New York World's Fair," ca. 1939. Metallic paper, other paper, 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 in. (0.6 x 20.6 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Linda S. Ferber, 2011.43.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.43.1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular flat hot plate with chamfered corners. Front design impressed with central scene depicting Brooklyn Bridge waterfront and seven surrounding figures set into textured background. Additional figures clockwise from top: Administration Building (labeled "ADMINISTRATION BLDG" below image), ocean liner, U.S. Steel Building (labeled "U.S. STEEL BLDG" below image), motorcars, railway car, Hall of Communications (labeled "HALL OF COMMUNICATIONS" below image), airplane. At bottom center, large scroll reading "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR". Slightly raised undecorated outer edge wraps to back and is secured by brown cardboard backing of the same shape. Condition: Good original. Loss to metallic surface and denting to outer edging, scratching, light chipping and tarnishing throughout.
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    "Hot Plate, New York Worlds Fair"