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Punch Bowl, Cocktails and Cigarettes, 1931

This is a Punch bowl. It was made by Cowan Pottery Studio. It is dated 1931. Its medium is glazed earthenware with engobe, sgraffito.

Two designs by Cleveland industrial designer Viktor Schreckengost from around 1930 for Cowan Pottery, the "Cocktails and Cigarettes" (left) and "The New Yorker (Jazz)" punch bowls, reflect the Jazz Age obsession for nightlife and the urban experience. While “The New Yorker” was made in a limited edition, this is the only known example of “Cocktails and Cigarettes,” a related nightclub theme.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Elizabeth Mather McMillan, 2000.128.

  • Object ID #907216421
  • platinum, diamonds, and artificial resin.
  • The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.
  • 73.2016.6
  • Book, The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930
  • printed paperboard binding, gilt-lettered cloth spine.
  • Smithsonian Libraries, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, TX951.C76 1930.
  • 43.2016.17
  • Object ID #907216429
  • nephrite, jade, coral, gold, rubies.
  • The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.
  • 73.2016.4

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Object ID #907130317
  • earthenware.
  • Lent by Cleveland Museum of Art, Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection, 964.1932.
  • 48.2016.4
  • 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

Its dimensions are

23.50 x 42.80 cm (9 1/4 x 16 13/16 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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