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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Norman Bel Geddes, American, 1893–1958
Manufacturer: Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated, American, founded 1801

“Manhattan” Cocktail Service

Designed 1934; introduced 1935

Chromium-plated brass

Shaker, with lid: 13 × 3 3/8 in. (33.02 × 8.57 cm)
Cups, each: 4 3/8 × 2 1/2 in. (11.11 × 6.35 cm)
Tray: 7/8 × 14 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (2.22 × 36.83 × 29.21 cm)
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund
1982.31A-J
Geography: 
Manufactured in Rome, New York
Designed in Rome, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Lawrence E. King Antiques, Monroe Center, Ill., by 1982

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1982,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 39, no. 1 (Winter 1984): 39, 59, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 119, 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), 153, no. 93.

Gretchen Fenston et al., Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920–1980, ed. Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011), 72, fig. 48.

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