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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Brass, metal
DATES 1937-1938
DIMENSIONS 9 3/4 x 4 x 2 7/8 in. (24.8 x 10.2 x 7.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no insccriptiions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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CAPTION Harry Bertoia (American, born Italy, 1915-1978). Vase, 1937-1938. Brass, metal, 9 3/4 x 4 x 2 7/8 in. (24.8 x 10.2 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.160.3. © artist or artist's estate
IMAGE overall, CUR.85.160.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Vase, brass and other metal. Made from seven extruded brass tubes of varying diameters surrounding a wide center tube. All tubes the same height. The spaces between the tubes filled with unknown white metal. The bottom fitted with a brass plate of conforming shape. CONDITION: Considerable surface wear including scratches, old fingerprints and tarnish. Polish (?) build-up on all surfaces where tubes meet. Numerous minor gouges to base.
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