Elsa Tennhardt (American, born Germany, 1899-1980). <em>Pepper Shaker</em>, 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_bottom_bw.jpg)

Pepper Shaker

Artist:Elsa TennhardtE. & J. Bass Company

Medium: Silverplated metal

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: 1999.102.2

Image: 1999.102.1_1999.102.2_bottom_bw.jpg,

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.

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