"STEP ON IT" SCALE | Sotheby´s

Sotheby´s-"STEP ON IT" SCALE

Estimated value: 4,000—6,000 US$

Reached Price : 3,600 US$

Auction:
Important 20th Century Design

Sales date: 2006-12-15

Location:
New York

Lot number: 93

Design

JOSEPH SINEL
Manufacturer International Ticket Scale Co.

Architonic id

4107745

Painted steel, cast iron, polished stainless steel, nickel-plated brass, glass and rubber
Manufactured by International Ticket Scale Corporation, New York
With firm's marks
77 x 25 1/4 x 15 1/8 in. (195.6 x 64.1 x 38.4 cm)

Provenance:
Radio City Music Hall, New York
John Axelrod, Boston
Private New York Collection
Sotheby's New York, December 13, 2003, lot 597

Literature and References:
Dan Klein, All Color Book of Art Deco, London, 1974, p. 32 (for a period photograph of the model installed at Radio City Music Hall)
R. L. Leonard and C. A. Glassgold, eds., Modern American Design: By the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen, New York, 1992, p. 85 (reprint of the 1931 Annual of American Design)
Wendy Kaplan, ed., Designing Modernity: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion 1885-1945, London, 1995, p. 330