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This iconic pitcher was famously inspired by the prow of the legendary Normandie ocean liner, which quickly became the epitome of modernity. The interiors of this speedy ship were designed by the leading French proponents of the Art Moderne, or Art Deco, style, characterized by hard-edged silhouettes and stylized decoration.
12 x 3 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 7.6 x 24.3 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on underside of base: "Revere / ROME / N.Y."
H. Randolph Lever Fund
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Peter Muller-Munk (American, born Germany, 1904-1967). "Normandie" Pitcher, ca. 1935. Chrome-plated brass, 12 x 3 x 9 1/2 in. (30.5 x 7.6 x 24.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 84.67. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.67_mark_bw.jpg)
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"Normandie" pitcher of chrome-plated brass. Streamlined, in plan, a teardrop shape with a flat, strap handle curving out from lip of rounded rear side of pitcher, and down to same rounded side of base. Body of pitcher comes to a point at front end, forming a straight line running from pouring spout to base. Top of pitcher dramatically raking up from handle at rear to point of pouring spout.
CONDITION: Generally good with small scratches to all surfaces. Chrome plating has chipped away from more than half the underside of base.
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