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Table decoration

Object Number: 
2000.109
Date: 
1930-1960
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 4 in. ( 18.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on the side of the base: "STORK CLUB" stamped: on the base: "JAPAN"
Description: 
Wooden Stork Club table decoration; cut and glued figure of a stork with a raised leg and a top hat on a black circular platform; side of platform inscribed, "STORK CLUB".
Gallery Label: 
This table decoration was made for and used in the Stork Club in New York City. The donor and her parents obtained it from the Stork Club. Sherman Billingsley, the proprietor of the Stork Club, was famous for merchandizing the Club through souvenir items like this ashtray.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ria and Page Coleman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group