Sugar Bowl with Lid and Spoon
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989-1990
Sugar Bowl with Lid (a & b): 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm)
Spoon (c): 4 1/4 x 15/16 x 1/2 in. (10.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm) (show scale)
(a) On underside of cross-shaped base of bowl, printed in maroon in center: "Swid Powell / [illegible facsimile signature of designer] / © MICHAEL GRAVES 1987"
(b) & (c) No marks.
Gift of Swid Powell
Sugar bowl (a) with lid (b) and spoon (c), porcelain with vitreous glaze, transfer-printed decoration, and gilding. White spherical body (a) decorated with a band of green dots around mid-section; set on a maroon cross-shaped base. The circular, domed lid (b) has a small inverted U-shaped cutout on edge and a gilded spherical finial. White porcelain spoon (c) with deep circular bowl, squared, straight handle and ending in a flattened disk.
CONDITION - Excellent original condition from manufacturer.
Michael Graves (American, 1934-2015). Sugar Bowl with Lid and Spoon, Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989-1990. Porcelain, Sugar Bowl with Lid (a & b): 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Swid Powell, 1990.34.3a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1990.34.2_1990.34.3a-c_bw.jpg)
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