Butter Pitcher, from Four-piece Corn Set
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Chromed metal, glass
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) (show scale)
Stamped on underside of base: "CHASE / U.S.A. / [company logo with centaur drawing a bow]"
Gift of Paul F. Walter
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.
Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Butter Pitcher, from Four-piece Corn Set, 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)
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