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1916

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1926

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1975

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Cache-pot (France), ca. 1921-22

This is a Cache-pot. It was designed by Edgar Brandt. It is dated ca. 1921-22 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is cast and wrought bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This cachepot’s shape bears resemblance to the ancient Greek form of the kylix, a two-handled drinking cup. Winding volutes and vine-like handles hint at the cachepot’s function of holding a plant. Following the 1925 Paris exposition, Brandt opened a gallery in Paris, and a showroom in New York called Ferrobrandt.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Guns and Roses.

It is credited Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 26 x 52 x 33 cm (10 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 13 in.)

Cite this object as

Cache-pot (France), ca. 1921-22; Designed by Edgar Brandt (French, 1880–1960); cast and wrought bronze; H x W x D: 26 x 52 x 33 cm (10 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 13 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-3

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

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