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Centerpiece And Garniture, 1929–1930

This is a Centerpiece and Garniture. It was designed by Peter Müller-Munk.

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

It is dated 1929–1930. Its medium is silver.

When German-born Peter Müller-Munk immigrated to the United States in 1926, he worked in a traditional handcrafting manner for Tiffany & Co. and on his own before moving into industrial design. These bowls take inspiration from early Chinese and Japanese lotus bowl forms, as do Marie Zimmerman’s bowls nearby.

It is credited Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.

  • Vase
  • patinated copper.
  • Courtesy of Leeds Art Foundation.
  • 39.2016.3

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (centerpiece): 19 × 37 × 20 cm (7 1/2 × 14 9/16 × 7 7/8 in.) H x W x D (garniture): 10 × 25 × 18 cm (3 15/16 × 9 13/16 × 7 1/16 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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