Cocktail Glass, One of Eight
From 1920 to 1933, Prohibition, the United States government's vain attempt to ban alcoholic manufacturing and consumption, forced American to drink at home. This restriction led to a new social event, the cocktail party, and is accessories, the cocktail table and the cocktail shaker. This sleek cocktail set was made of a then-new material, chrome-plated metal, and the modern American icon, the skyscraper, inspired its design.
4 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (11 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). Cocktail Glass, One of Eight, 1937. Chrome-plated metal, 4 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (11 x 6.4 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 83.108.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 83.108.5-.14_view2_bw_SL3.jpg)
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Cocktail Glass, chrome-plated metal. Stem glass made from three separate metal parts: round, flat base into the middle of which is inserted a thin cylindrical shaft which carries a short cylindrical ribbed bowl.
Condition: Numerous surface scratches, some pitting and scuffs. Loose stem and two small spots of discoloration in center of cup.
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