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  • We acquired this object.

1928

  • Work on this object began.

2017

Cocktail Set, ca. 1928

This is a cocktail set. It was designed by Elsa Tennhardt and manufactured by E. & J. Bass Company.

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

It is dated ca. 1928. Its medium is silver-plated brass and “vitrolite” glass.

Elsa Tennhardt’s cocktail set for the E. & J. Bass Company is a study in geometric form with its triangular, conical shapes and ray-like decoration. Made during Prohibition, this set appealed to those who thought it chic to ignore alcohol restrictions.

It is credited Lent by Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase, with funds from Demmer Charitable Trust, M2015.69.1a-8.

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Its dimensions are

shaker: 12 × 5 3/8 × 5 3/8 in. (30.48 × 13.65 × 13.65 cm) tray: 1 3/8 × 23 5/8 × 7 3/8 in. (3.49 × 60.01 × 18.73 cm) glasses (each): 5 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (12.7 × 6.99 × 6.99 cm)

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