Creamer with Lid, from 4-Piece Coffee Set
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (11.7 x 10.8 x 6 cm) (show scale)
On underside of creamer: incised in script "M. Jerry 59" and stamped "PEWTER"
Modernism Benefit Fund
Pewter creamer (a) and lid (b), with caning. Tall, narrow cylindrical body raised on foot ring; continuous U-shaped spout that runs down almost the entire height of the creamer; opposing squared strap handle with squared corners, grip is wrapped in caning strips. Flat circular lid with handle formed with two slightly splayed struts that support an arching grip wrapped in caning.
Condition: Good; light scratches overall and some spotting; caning is loose in some places.
Michael Jerry (American, 20th century). Creamer with Lid, from 4-Piece Coffee Set, 1959. Pewter, cane, 4 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. (11.7 x 10.8 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1993.158.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1993.158.2a-b.jpg)
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Who is the designer of these pieces?
This coffee set was made by Michael Jerry in approximately 1959. The set is made of pewter and possesses the smooth, undecorated forms so popular in mid-century design.