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Salt Shaker, Designed 1935

This is a salt shaker. It was designed by Charles Sheeler and manufactured by Revere Copper and Brass Company. It is dated Designed 1935 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is polished aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Charles Sheeler began his career as a commercial photographer and started working as an industrial designer concentrating on the design of glass tumblers and tableware items in the 1930s. In 1935 he developed these stainless steel salt and pepper shakers in keeping with his modernist aesthetic. Sheeler believed in pure, simple form, clean edges and an honest use of industrial materials. These shakers are the embodiment of this approach to the design of objects.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3.8 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm (1 1/2 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Sales sticker?: 5X3K3, N087780312 No other visible markings

Cite this object as

Salt Shaker, Designed 1935; Designed by Charles Sheeler (American, 1883 - 1965); polished aluminum; H x W x D: 3.8 × 2.3 × 2.3 cm (1 1/2 × 7/8 × 7/8 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2016-5-15-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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