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Pepper Shaker And Stopper

This is a Pepper Shaker and Stopper. It was designed by William E. Lescaze and manufactured by Revere Copper and Brass Company. It is dated ca. 1935 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is rolled and pierced stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

  • Saltcellar Saltcellar
  • silver plated, nickel.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General....
  • 1993-111-2

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 4.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 cm (1 3/4 × 2 3/16 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside of base: stamped Revere

Cite this object as

Pepper Shaker And Stopper; Designed by William E. Lescaze (American, b. Switzerland, 1896–1969); rolled and pierced stainless steel; H x W x D: 4.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 cm (1 3/4 × 2 3/16 × 9/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2016-5-26-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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