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Bowl or Compote

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Aluminum, plastic
DATES ca. 1934
DIMENSIONS 6 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (15.2 x 34.3 x 34.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On underside of base, incised: "[company logo of 'K' within shield, surmounted by stag's head] / Kensington [in script]"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alan Moss Ltd.
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CAPTION Lurelle Guild (American, 1898-1985). Bowl or Compote, ca. 1934. Aluminum, plastic, 6 x 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (15.2 x 34.3 x 34.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alan Moss Ltd., 87.118. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 87.118_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round aluminum bowl or compote supported by aluminum and plastic pedestal. Pedestal comprised of round aluminum base with sides tapering slightly toward flat, stepped top and a horizontal channel around side; base surmounted by colorless plastic sphere then flat aluminum disk, these pieces are attached by cylindrical rod running through the center and screwed to underside of base. Pedestal supports bowl with straight sides flaring out from small center. CONDITION: Minor scratches with one especially severe area, interior of bowl near edge.
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