American, 1904 - 1967
Revere Copper and Brass Co., manufacturer (Rome, New York)
Normandie pitcher, c. 1935-1937
H. 12 x W. 9 x Dia. 3 1/4 in.
One of the most noteworthy metalsmiths working independently in America during the ‘30s and ‘40s was the German-born Müller-Munk. His work reflected a European sophistication that attracted many private clients. Among his most celebrated streamline designs is the Normandie pitcher so named because its front knife-like edge echoes the bow of the great luxury liner Normandie. Resisting the obvious, the handle projects out at a slight rakish angle giving the overall form a softer silhouette, as well as facilitating pouring.