The undulating lines of the wooden bowl shown here evoke a jellyfish in motion, or a leaf curling in the summer sun. Russel Wright experimented with these curving, biomorphic shapes in several media and clearly found them interesting in their own right. Although neither easy to make nor particularly suited to their purpose, these bowls were, however, wonderfully playful and suggestive of nature to the consumers he targeted.
This text refers to these objects: ' 1994.165.30; 1994.165.62
- Makers: Russel Wright, American, 1904-1976; Bauer Pottery Company
- Medium: Glazed earthenware
- Dates: ca. 1946
- Dimensions: 4 1/2 x 14 in. (11.4 x 35.6 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: on bottom, impressed: "(in script) Russel Wright/(block) BAUER"
- Signature: not signed
- Inscriptions: no inscriptions
- Collections:Decorative Arts
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1994.165.30
- Credit Line: Gift of Paul F. Walter
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Russel Wright (American, 1904-1976). Centerpiece Bowl, ca. 1946. Glazed earthenware, 4 1/2 x 14 in. (11.4 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1994.165.30. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (71%)