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American Decorative Arts
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Designer: Peter Schlumbohm, American, born Germany, 1896–1962
Manufacturer: Chemex Corporation, American, founded 1939


Designed 1938–43; manufactured and assembled from 1941; this example after 1946

Pyrex, cherry, and leather

11 5/16 × 6 3/4 in. (28.73 × 17.15 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967
Made in New York, New York
On view
20th century
Containers - Glass

Thomas Minoru Kubota, New Haven, Conn., by 1987; given to W. Scott Braznell, New Haven, Conn., 1987


“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 124.

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), 274, no. 188.

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 246–47, no. 127.

John Stuart Gordon, “Curator’s Eye,” Modern Magazine (Winter 2019): 50, ill.

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.