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Ice Bucket

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stainless steel
DATES designed 1957
DIMENSIONS 5 x 5 x 4 3/4 in. (12.7 x 12.7 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Main body impressed on base: "ALESSI / INOX 18/10 / ITALY"; Insert 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 Luigi Massoni. Ice Bucket, designed 1957. Stainless steel, 5 x 5 x 4 3/4 in. (12.7 x 12.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.8a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.1999.40.8a-b_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION (a) Main body: squat, ovoid shape tapering to a rounded base, with a thin, narrow, inward facing rim and at upper third of side, opposing horizontal oval shaped indentations. (b) Insert: conforming polished, slightly domed, spherical insert at bottom of interior, with large central hole cut out and arranged around edge, eight smaller hole cut outs. Condition: (a) & (b) new/unused.
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Ice Bucket