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Pepper Shaker

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silverplated metal
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Patented 1928
    DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (11.7 x 6.7 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "E. & J. B."; lightly incised "A + L [? possibly 'M']"
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.102.2
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Art Deco style pepper shaker of silver-plated metal, en suite with salt shaker (1999.102.1). Tall, narrow pyramid form raised on three feet of V-shaped strip of metal at each corner. Applied decoration of low triangular band that slopes down from left to right applied to each face of pyramid along bottom edge. Holes pierced on each face at top (holes are smaller than on salt shaker). Round opening with screw cap in center of base. CONDITION: Good; light scratching overall and a few tiny pockmarks; one spot of discoloration on one side.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Elsa Tennhardt (American, born Germany, 1899–1980). Pepper Shaker, Patented 1928. Silverplated metal, 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (11.7 x 6.7 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1999.102.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1999.102.1_1999.102.2_view2_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE group, 1999.102.1_1999.102.2_view2_bw.jpg.
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