American Decorative Arts
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Designer: William Lescaze, American, born Switzerland, 1896–1969

Planter or Desk Accessory

1929

Chromium-plated brass

3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (8.89 x 13.97 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
2016.16.7
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Probably made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Purchased by John C. Waddell, New York, 1999

Bibliography: 

J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age, exh. cat. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 117, ill.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 201, no. 134.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.