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"Skyscraper" Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Lid

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Chrome-plated metal
  • Place Manufactured: Rome, New York, United States
  • DATES Designed 1934. Manufactured 1935.
    DIMENSIONS 12 3/4 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (32.4 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on underside of base of shaker (a): "Revere / ROME / N.Y."
    SIGNATURE no signiture
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 83.108.5a-c
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). "Skyscraper" Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Lid, Designed 1934. Manufactured 1935. Chrome-plated metal, 12 3/4 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (32.4 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 83.108.5a-c. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 83.108.5-.14_view1_bw_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cocktail shaker, chromed metal. (a) Shaker: Tall, thin cylinder decorated with eight vertical ribs. (b) Strainer: inserted into shaker and fitting under the lid with flat, circular bottom with perforated strainer, surmounted by a thin cylinder, open above. (c) Lid: simple short cylinder finished and decorated like shaker. Part of set 83.108.5.-17. Condition: All surfaces shows wear with scratching and wear to plating, especially where ribs are attached to shaker and lid.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (84%)
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