Decorative Arts and Design
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Magnalite metal, wood
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (21 x 27.3 x 25.1 cm) (show scale)
Incised on bottom: "WAGNER / WARE [these two lines share the "W"] / SIDNEY / - O - / [in script] Magnalite / 4135."
Gift of Eric and Nannette Brill
Hemispherical, Magnalite metal water kettle with wooden handle; integral short squared spout molded into one side of neck; rounded top of kettle is a separate piece attached to the body, giving the appearance of a removable lid. Handle is an arched, flat piece of wood with rounded edges attached with screws to the "lid" above the spout and to the neck opposite the spout.
CONDITION: Fair; scratches, abrasions, and small dings all over metal; evidence of corrosion around spout opening, where "lid" and body are joined, on screws, and inside kettle; small scratches on wooden handle.
John Gordon Rideout (American, 1898-1951). Water Kettle, ca. 1940. Magnalite metal, wood, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (21 x 27.3 x 25.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eric and Nannette Brill, 1998.184. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.184_bw.jpg)
overall, 1998.184_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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