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"Four Tube Bud Holder"

designed about 1933; made about 1933–40
Designed by Ruth Gerth (American, 1897–1952), Designed by William Gerth (American, dates unknown)

Object Place: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA


Height x diameter: 8 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. (22.5 x 8.9 cm) (measurements of box)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chromium-plated metal

Not On View





Circular disk base with three consecutively smaller disks stacked on top to create a stepped effect. A cylindrical, hollow tube rises from the center of the stepped disks. Three identical tubes of shorter and varying length are attached to the central tube at different heights; all three have closed bases.


[Chase Centaur mark with bow and arrow] "CHASE / U.S.A."


Early 2000s, purchased at an unidentified second-hand store by Flavia Perugini (Concord, MA); 2011, gift of Flavia Perugini to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Flavia Perugini in honor of Eleni Dunbar