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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer, attributed to: Donald Deskey, American, 1894–1989
Maker, probably by: Deskey-Vollmer, Inc., American, 1927–1931

Ashtray

1929

Aluminum

1 1/16 × 5 3/4 in. (2.7 × 14.61 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Charles Ciner
1984.22.2
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Purchased by Marie Karpen Berliss and Arthur D. Berliss, Sr., New York, 1929-ca. 1983; given to Ruth Berliss Ciner, Scarsdale, N.Y., by 1983-84

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1984,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 3 (Winter 1986): 72.

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), 186, no. 119.

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.