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Object ID #907214135

This is a Vanity Set: Hand Mirror and Hair Brush . It was manufactured by E. & J. Bass Company. It is dated designed 1928; made ca. 1928-30. Its medium is silverplate, mirror glass, boar bristles.

In 1928 Elsa Tennhardt designed a series of tablewares in angular shapes for the manufacturer E. and J. Bass. Her work was included in the International Exposition of Art in Industry at Macy's in 1928. The designer's keen grasp of line and shape drew from her parallel career as a painter.

It is credited Lent by Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The John Axelrod Collection, 2014.1290.1-2.

  • Cocktail Set
  • silver-plated brass and “vitrolite” glass.
  • Lent by Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase, with funds from Demmer Charitable....
  • 45.2016.1a/h
  • Vase Vase
  • silver plated, nickel.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General....
  • 1993-111-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (Hand Mirror (approximate)): 1 × 14.6 × 27.6 cm (3/8 × 5 3/4 × 10 7/8 in.) H x W x D (Hair Brush (approximate)): 3.5 × 10.2 × 16.8 cm (1 3/8 in. × 4 in. × 6 5/8 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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