When created in 1931 by Viktor Schreckengost in 1931, the Jazz Bowl came to capture the spirit and energy of city life in NYC. With its cocktail glasses and street lamps that loom over the clock recording 3:30 am, this objects has since become an icon of American Jazz-Age design. He designed the bowl when working for the Cowan Pottery in Rocky River, Ohio, when the company received a commission from a woman who wanted something New Yorkish. After executing the first one, the company received a request for two more, an order that came from Eleanor Roosevelt. From that time on, the bowl had received so much attention that Cowan Pottey put it in a limited production. According to historians, at least 50 were made in various sizes.