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RARE 1930's Chase Chrome Walter Von Nessen Bakelite Comet Tea Set ~ Art Deco, Machine Age
1930's Art Deco, Machine Age Comet Tea Set by Walter von Nessen for Chase is compete with 6 pieces, the lidded teapot, lidded sugar, creamer and round tray.
Chase Chrome Comet Tea Service; The set is made up of #17083 Comet Tea Pot, #17089 Kent Sugar and Creamer and #90058 Ring Tray
Tray measures 11.75" inches across x 1" inch tall.
Tea Pot: 8" long X 6" wide X 8" tall with handle up, or 5.5" tall with handle folded and lid flipped upside-down for storage. Spout is 2"(top)-3.25"(bottom) long, handle is 6.5" long, 1/2" thick.
Sugar bowl: 3.25" wide, 4.25" tall, 3" tall (w/o lid). Foot is 2" wide x 3/8" tall
Creamer: 3.75" tall, 3.25" wide, 4.25" long (from spout to handle), handle is 2 5/8" long, 7/16" wide, sticks out 3/4" of an inch.
Condition: Excellent/Very Good with one eraser size dent in the tray and a rust spot, which can be seen in the last image. The electrical cord for the tea pot is not present.
Bit O'History: Augustus Chase established the Waterbury Manufacturing Company in 1876. Around 1900 it was renamed Chase Metal Works and was a major U.S. government supplier during World War I. An aggressive marketing campaign introduced Chase to the home consumer market in 1928. The "Centaur" mark was created (a centaur holds a bow in the midst of a hunt or chase). These were the years of Art Deco style and Chase became one of the largest producers of high quality deco-style products for the home. During World War II they once again converted to wartime production needs. After the war ended, Chase chose not to resume making consumer products and their most famous works ceased.
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