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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR31.25
People
Unidentified Artist
Manufactured by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, German
Title
Glass and holder
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1911
Period
Modern
Culture
German
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/356354
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Glass, enamel, nickel silver, and plastic
Dimensions
7 x 9.1 cm (2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)
Technical Details

Chemical Composition: XRF analysis indicated that the metal contained high levels of nickel, copper and zinc, with traces of lead. There was no evidence of plating, suggesting use of the white metal alloy nickel (or German) silver, consistent with the alloy used for other objects from this period.
Katherine Eremin, February 2017

Inscriptions and Marks
  • maker's mark: under base, struck: ostrich and inscription [WMF / G] in a rhombus on a beehive
Provenance
Purchased from the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik, Berlin, 1931.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
1931
Object Number
BR31.25
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Creativity on the Line: Design for the Corporate World 1950-1975, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, 04/26/2017 - 08/21/2017

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