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Normandie Pitcher Pitcher, 1935

This is a Pitcher. It was designed by Peter Müller-Munk and manufactured by Revere Copper and Brass Company. It is dated 1935 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is chromium, brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

One of Müller-Munk’s most prominent designs, the teardrop-shaped Normandie pitcher is distinguished by its streamlined elegance. It takes its name and shape from the SS Normandie—a French cruise ship that embarked on its first transatlantic voyage in 1935—the same year the pitcher was introduced. The pitcher is made of a single sheet of chromium-plated brass that is bent, bringing the slightly upswept ends together, then finished with a thin border of metal to create a very efficient spout.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 30.4 x 24.4 x 7.7 cm (11 15/16 x 9 5/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Normandie Pitcher Pitcher, 1935; Designed by Peter Müller-Munk (American, b. Germany, 1904–1967); USA; chromium, brass; H x W x D: 30.4 x 24.4 x 7.7 cm (11 15/16 x 9 5/8 x 3 1/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2014-25-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection and Teaspoon Gallery: Recent Acquisitions.

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