"Modern Decorator" Bowl
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Silver-plate, plastic, other metal
5 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. (14.9 x 29.5 x 23.2 cm) (show scale)
on bottom: large silver label printed in blue, "Gorham/SILVERPLATE/ DECORATOR BOWL/ adjustable base...for/ imaginative floral arrangements/ Any non-tarnishing floral putty will hold glass or other/ flower arranger in place/ New ideal Adjustable/ wing nut swivels bowl/ to desired position"
molded in plastic" "Gorham [in scriprt]"
Gift of Jewel Stern
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Gorham Manufacturing Company (founded 1865). "Modern Decorator" Bowl, ca. 1959. Silver-plate, plastic, other metal, 5 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. (14.9 x 29.5 x 23.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jewel Stern, 2010.29.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.29.2.jpg)
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Large asymmetric, biomorphic, free-form shaped bowl with waving contoured rim raised on a short, round, canted, black plastic base secured with a wing nut on underside.
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