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Cocktail Set

This is a Cocktail set.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Milwaukee Art Museum as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1928. Its medium is silver-plated brass and “vitrolite” glass.

Elsa Tennhardt’s cocktail set for the E. & J. Bass Company is a study in geometric form with its triangular, conical shapes and ray-like decoration. Made during Prohibition, this set appealed to those who thought it chic to ignore alcohol restrictions.

It is credited Lent by Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase, with funds from Demmer Charitable Trust, M2015.69.1a-8.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Book, The Savoy Cocktail Book
  • printed paperboard binding, gilt-lettered cloth spine.
  • Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, TX951.C76 1930.
  • 43.2016.17

Its dimensions are

shaker: 12 × 5 3/8 × 5 3/8 in. (30.48 × 13.65 × 13.65 cm) tray: 1 3/8 × 23 5/8 × 7 3/8 in. (3.49 × 60.01 × 18.73 cm) glasses (each): 5 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (12.7 × 6.99 × 6.99 cm)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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