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Sugar Bowl and Lid, "Bombe"

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stainless steel and Bakelite
DATES designed 1945; made 1983
DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in. (10 x 16 x 10.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on base of bowl: "ALESSI/ INOX / 18/10 / ITALY". Lid is unmarked.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
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CAPTION Carlo Alessi Anghini. Sugar Bowl and Lid, "Bombe," designed 1945; made 1983. Stainless steel and Bakelite, 3 15/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 1/8 in. (10 x 16 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.5a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.40.2-6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION a. Squat, spherical shape bowl with short, slightly canted rounded foot, two opposing thick, black Bakelite ear shaped handles; applied to inner top and outer edge of both handles are polished silver colored metal thin, horizontal rectangular bands, attached with small circular metal pins. b. Matching lid, slightly domed, spherical shape with small, round, black Bakelite finial. Condition: New/unused.
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Sugar Bowl and Lid, "Bombe"