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Figure, Die Frucht, ca. 1925

This is a figure.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Art Institute of Chicago as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1925. Its medium is hard-paste porcelain.

Artists and firms working in traditional techniques such as glazed porcelain looked to new styles to attract new clients. An example of this figurine featured in the 1929 International Exhibition of Ceramic Art, sponsored by the American Federation of Arts, which traveled to major American museums. According to the catalogue, the exhibition aimed to show “the American public, the manufacturer, and the designer what is being done in the medium of baked clay in various European countries and America.”

It is credited Lent by The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Arthur T. Aldis & Russell Tyson, 1925.748.

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Its dimensions are

38.1 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm (15 x 6 x 4 1/2 in.)

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

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