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1925

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1930

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Flask, 1925–30

This is a Flask.

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

It is dated 1925–30. Its medium is sterling silver, cork.

During Prohibition, drinking accessories often hid their function, taking on playful new designs including skyscrapers, animals, and even a Zeppelin. Individual silversmiths and metalwares firms expanded their designs to include these novelties.

It is credited Lent by Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1990.10a-b.

  • Flask, 1920–1930
  • crystal, gold, pink sapphire, old mine diamonds.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiesenberger.
  • 1967-66-47

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Its dimensions are

24.4 x 11.4 x 3 cm (9 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/16 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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