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Coffeepot, "Bombe"

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stainless steel and Bakelite
DATES designed 1945; made 1983
DIMENSIONS 6 5/16 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (16 x 21 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on base: "ALESSI / INOX 18/10 / ITALY"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.40.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Carlo Alessi Anghini. Coffeepot, "Bombe," designed 1945; made 1983. Stainless steel and Bakelite, 6 5/16 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (16 x 21 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.3. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.40.2-6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Long, ovoid shape tapering to base, with slightly canted rounded foot, slightly domed hinged lid attached with small horizontal hinge and decorative, small, spherical, polished silver colored metal plate, with a large round, black, Bakelite finial; applied outward flaring spout that curves to body and opposing thick, black, ear shaped Bakelite handle; attached to inner top and outer edge of each handle are thin, horizontal rectangular bands, in polished silver colored metal attached with small circular metal pins. Condition: new/unused.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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Coffeepot, "Bombe"