Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Art Deco Ice Cubes, circa 1926
How about a little Art Deco on the rocks? These four showgirls are putting on a theater act that's right out of the Folies Bergère! Each button is Bakelite: 1 quarter creamed corn and 3 quarters apple juice for a nifty, geometric effect. Style all over the place, these are ritzy definitions of 1920's mischief and opulence. Fun to arrange, I chose to position these zany babies in such a way that makes me think of a Busby Berkeley dance sequence in a Hollywood classic, such as Dames or Footlight Parade. There's a jazzy imagination in these buttons and a dazzling heap of misbehavior.