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