Elsa Tennhardt (American, born Germany, 1899-1980). <em>Salt Shaker</em>, Patented 1928. Silverplate, 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, 1999.102.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.102.1_bottom_SL4.jpg)

Salt Shaker

Artist:Elsa TennhardtE. & J. Bass Company

Medium: Silverplate

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:Patented 1928

Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (11.7 x 6.7 x 6 cm)


Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The City and the Rise of the Modern Woman, 1900–1945


Accession Number: 1999.102.1

Image: 1999.102.1_bottom_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Art Deco style salt shaker of silver-plated metal, en suite with pepper shaker (1999.102.2). 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. 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.

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