Vanity Set: Hand Mirror And Hair Brush , designed 1928; made ca. 1928-30
In 1928 Elsa Tennhardt designed a series of tablewares in angular shapes for the manufacturer E. and J. Bass. Her work was included in the International Exposition of Art in Industry at Macy's in 1928. The designer's keen grasp of line and shape drew from her parallel career as a painter.
It is credited
Lent by Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The John Axelrod Collection, 2014.1290.1-2.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D (Hand Mirror (approximate)): 1 × 14.6 × 27.6 cm (3/8 × 5 3/4 × 10 7/8 in.) H x W x D (Hair Brush (approximate)): 3.5 × 10.2 × 16.8 cm (1 3/8 in. × 4 in. × 6 5/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.