Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972). <em>Thermos Pitcher with Base and Lid</em>, 1935. Aluminum, steel (?), glass, rubber, 7 1/4 x 7 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.4 x 18.7 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 83.108.3a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.108.3_bw.jpg)

Thermos Pitcher with Base and Lid

Artist:Henry DreyfussThe American Thermos Bottle Company

Medium: Aluminum, steel (?), glass, rubber

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Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 7 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.4 x 18.7 x 14.3 cm)


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


Accession Number: 83.108.3a-c

Image: 83.108.3_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Insulated pitcher (a) with base (b) and lid (c). (a) Elongated hemispherical rust-colored enamel body with chromed metal strap handle and oval chromed neck. (b) Aluminum base has four striations and unscrews. (c) Aluminum lid has molded drop and bar on underside with inserted rubber hemisphere to fit into mouth and pouring channel of pitcher. CONDITION: (a) Metal parts have bubbling and nicks throughout. Enameled body with numerous scuffs and scratches, the most noticeable directly below front of spout and to proper right of handle on side. (b) Bubbling and wear throughout. (c) Top with line of bubbling, rubber on underside dried out with some corrosion.

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