Salt Shaker, from Four-piece Corn Set
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Overall: 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Diameter of base (b): 3/4 in. (1.9 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on underside of base: "CHASE / U.S.A. / [company logo with centaur drawing bow]"
Gift of Paul F. Walter
Chromed metal saltshaker; hollow sphere (a) raised on short cylindrical base (b) that unscrews for filling. Two concentric rings of holes in top of sphere. Part of corn set (85.158.4-7a-b).
CONDITION: Minor wear to all surfaces. Both pieces tarnished on threads. (a) Scratches throughout with minor pitting. (b) Two large scratches on side reveal brass body beneath plating. Tarnished on threads.
Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Salt Shaker, from Four-piece Corn Set, mid 1930s. Chromed metal, Overall: 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.6a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg)
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