Theodore Hess (American, born Germany, 1873-ca. 1937). <em>Mug</em>, ca. 1937. Chrome-plated metal, 5 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.1 x 13 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.163.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 85.163.3_85.163.4_mark_bw.jpg)


Artist:Theodore HessMetalcraftsAmerican

Medium: Chrome-plated metal

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Dates:ca. 1937

Dimensions: 5 9/16 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.1 x 13 x 8.3 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 85.163.4

Image: 85.163.3_85.163.4_mark_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One of pair of mugs, with 85.163.3. Composed of a straight, cylindrical cup with two rows of horizontal striations (one near the top, the other near the bottom) to which is attached a handle in the shape of a clef-note (a circle at the bottom attached to a straight vertical section which joins a short, straight horizontal piece at the rim of the mug). CONDITION: Mug with considerable wear due to use. All surfaces scratched from use and polishing. Base and interior similarly worn, with plate loss to top surface of handle.

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