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Water Kettle

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Magnalite metal, wood
  • Place Manufactured: Sidney, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1940
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (21 x 27.3 x 25.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Incised on bottom: "WAGNER / WARE [these two lines share the "W"] / SIDNEY / - O - / [in script] Magnalite / 4135."
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1998.184
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Eric and Nannette Brill
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION John Gordon Rideout (American, 1898-1951). Water Kettle, ca. 1940. Magnalite metal, wood, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (21 x 27.3 x 25.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eric and Nannette Brill, 1998.184. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.184_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 1998.184_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hemispherical, Magnalite metal water kettle with wooden handle; integral short squared spout molded into one side of neck; rounded top of kettle is a separate piece attached to the body, giving the appearance of a removable lid. Handle is an arched, flat piece of wood with rounded edges attached with screws to the "lid" above the spout and to the neck opposite the spout. CONDITION: Fair; scratches, abrasions, and small dings all over metal; evidence of corrosion around spout opening, where "lid" and body are joined, on screws, and inside kettle; small scratches on wooden handle.
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