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Beverage Server and Spoon, Modern Pattern

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplate, plastic
DATES ca. 1959
DIMENSIONS Pitcher: 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 3 in. (28.3 x 15.6 x 7.6 cm) Spoon: 12 3/4 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. (32.4 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside of pitcher (a): "Gorham [in script] / E [anchor in shield] P / YC845 / 40 OZS" Impressed on underside of handle, near spoon (b): "GORHAM E [anchor in shield] P N13"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
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CAPTION Donald H. Colflesh (American, born 1932). Beverage Server and Spoon, Modern Pattern, ca. 1959. Silverplate, plastic, Pitcher: 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 3 in. (28.3 x 15.6 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jewel Stern, 2003.11.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 2003.11.1a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Modern" beverage server (a) of silverplate and plastic, with silverplate spoon (b). Pitcher (a) has a tall, narrow cylindrical body with narrow band around base and slightly pulled triangular spout at lip, metal strap across interior of spout to catch ice; opposing handle of black plastic in form of number "7" with an upturned, heart-shaped terminal at top end, attached to body with short cylindrical struts. Spoon (b) has small, shallow, round bowl attached to long squared handle. CONDITION: Good; a few light scratches around pitcher and on handle of spoon.
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