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"Modern Decorator" Bowl

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver-plate, plastic, other metal
DATES ca. 1959
DIMENSIONS 5 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. (14.9 x 29.5 x 23.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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]"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Jewel Stern
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, CUR.2010.29.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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"Modern Decorator" Bowl