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Cigarette Box

Designer:
Donald Deskey (American, Blue Earth, Minnesota 1894–1989 Vero Beach, Florida)
Manufacturer:
Deskey-Vollmer Inc., New York, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1928
Medium:
Painted wood, silver leaf
Dimensions:
H. 4-1/8, W. 6-1/4, D. 3-5/8 inches (10.5 x 15.9 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork
Credit Line:
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.600.2a-d
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 912
Marking: Impressed (underside): 151; Label (underside): MODERN DECORATIVE ART / DESKEY-VOLLMER / NEW / YORK
John C. Waddell, New York (by 1999–2000; his gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 16, 2000–January 7, extended to February 4, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 66, as "Cigarette Box").

Newport Beach, Calif. Orange County Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 25–August 19, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Flint, Mich. Flint Institute of Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," September 14–December 16, 2001, unnumbered cat.

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," January 11–April 7, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum of Craft and Design. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," May 3–July 28, 2002, unnumbered cat.

Tulsa, Okla. Philbrook Museum of Art. "American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age," August 23–November 17, 2002, unnumbered cat.

J. Stewart Johnson. American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2000, pp. 64, 169, ill. p. 66 (color), dates it about 1927.



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