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Object ID #907130123

This is a Pair of Bookends. It was designed by Albert Drexler Jacobson . It is dated 1929. Its medium is ceramic.

Designer Albert Drexler Jacobson created these cog-like bookends for the Cowan Pottery Studio in 1929, transforming the machine aesthetic into a decorative element worthy of a modern library.

It is credited Collection of Mark Bassett and George Cooper.

  • Bookends, ca. 1900
  • cast copper.
  • Gift of Gerald G. Stiebel and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel.
  • 2013-49-26-a,b
  • Object ID #907130359
  • ceramic with underglaze painting and clear glaze.
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection, 1760.1931.
  • 48.2016.11

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.1 × 10.8 × 9.5 cm (4 3/4 × 4 1/4 × 3 3/4 in.)

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

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