Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). <em>Butter Pitcher, from Four-piece Corn Set</em>, mid 1930s. Chromed metal, glass, Overall: 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13 x 15.9 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg)

Butter Pitcher, from Four-piece Corn Set

Artist:Russel WrightChase Brass & Copper Co., Inc.

Medium: Chromed metal, glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:mid 1930s

Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (13 x 15.9 x 8.9 cm) Diameter of base: 2 in. (5.1 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 85.158.5

Image: 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Chromed metal butter pitcher (for melted butter). Spherical body raised on short cylindrical foot rim. Round opening cut out of top, slightly off-center. Narrow tubular handle arches over the opening; ends of handle fit into holes cut on either side of opening. Opposing spout, cylindrical form that tapers to narrow flat-cut opening, soldered to body above foot rim. Exterior chromed metal, interior only polished. Part of corn set (85.158.4-7a-b). CONDITION: Minor wear, with scratches to all surfaces. Proper left side of bowl has long scratch. Interior slightly pitted. Back of handle loose, extending somewhat out of hole.

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