This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag container, organic, volute, classicism.

See more objects with the color darkolivegreen darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • Work on this object ended.


  • We acquired this object.




  • You found it!

Cache-pot (France), ca. 1921-22

This is a Cache-pot. It was designed by Edgar Brandt. It is dated ca. 1921-22 and we acquired it in 1975. Its medium is cast and wrought bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This cachepot’s shape bears resemblance to the ancient Greek form of the kylix, a two-handled drinking cup. Winding volutes and vine-like handles hint at the cachepot’s function of holding a plant. Following the 1925 Paris exposition, Brandt opened a gallery in Paris, and a showroom in New York called Ferrobrandt.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Guns and Roses.

It is credited Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Door, ca. 1923
  • iron.
  • Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift,....
  • 66.2016.8

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 26 x 52 x 33 cm (10 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 13 in.)

Cite this object as

Cache-pot (France), ca. 1921-22; Designed by Edgar Brandt (French, 1880–1960); cast and wrought bronze; H x W x D: 26 x 52 x 33 cm (10 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 13 in.); Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection; 1975-32-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Cache-pot (France), ca. 1921-22 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 August 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>