Pepper Shaker, from Four-piece Corn Set
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 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 peppershaker; 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: Significant wear to all surfaces. (a) Plating chipping off of center of top. Pitting throughout. (b) Pitted throughout. Both tarnished on threads.
Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Pepper Shaker, from Four-piece Corn Set, mid 1930s. Chromed metal, Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 x 1 in. (3.2 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.7a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.158.4-.7a-b_bw.jpg)
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