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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 6 x 6 in. (0.6 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Proper right bottom: "MADE IN U.S.A." Proper left bottom: "SAYFORD CO. BROOKLYN"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.43.2
    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 6 x 6 in. (0.6 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Linda S. Ferber, 2011.43.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.43.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flat square hotplate with chamfered corners and overall impressed scene of World's Fair landscape with Trylon and Perisphere, Trylon proper right, Perisphere proper left. Rays radiating from Perisphere comprise majority of background design. Top proper right, large banner reads "NEW YORK", top proper left, large banner reads "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 edge, scratching, light chipping and tarnishing throughout.
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    Hot Plate, "New York Worlds Fair"