"Skyscraper" Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Lid
On View: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor
Designed 1934. Manufactured 1935.
13 1/8 x 3 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. (33.02 x 8.4 x 8.4 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on underside of base of shaker (a): "Revere / ROME / N.Y."
Gift of Paul F. Walter
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Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958). "Skyscraper" Cocktail Shaker with Strainer and Lid, 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)
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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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