Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). <em>"Skyscraper" Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Lid</em>, Designed 1934. Manufactured 1935. Chrome-plated metal, 13 1/8 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (33.02 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 83.108.5a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.108.5a-c_SL3.jpg)

"Skyscraper" Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Lid

Artist:Norman Bel GeddesRevere Copper and Brass Company

Medium: Chrome-plated metal

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Dates:Designed 1934. Manufactured 1935.

Dimensions: 13 1/8 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (33.02 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 83.108.5a-c

Image: 83.108.5a-c_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cocktail shaker, chromed metal. (a) Shaker: Tall, thin cylinder decorated with eight vertical ribs. (b) Strainer: inserted into shaker and fitting under the lid with flat, circular bottom with perforated strainer, surmounted by a thin cylinder, open above. (c) Lid: simple short cylinder finished and decorated like shaker. Part of set 83.108.5.-17. Condition: All surfaces shows wear with scratching and wear to plating, especially where ribs are attached to shaker and lid.

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