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Spoon, Tablewear Series

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver, ebony
DATES Designed and made 1987
DIMENSIONS Overall: 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (2.2 x 3.5 x 18.7 cm) Handle width: 3/8 in. (1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Incised on right side of collar: ".925 © BALLY 1987"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Boris Bally in honor of Alex & Doris Bally and Bob Ebendorf
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Geometric, silver tea- or dessertspoon with flat, rectangular ebony handle. Bowl of spoon is an inverted, wide, shallow cone; bowl floats above handle and is angled slightly upward, attached to collar by a narrow rectangular bridge that extends straight out from collar then angles up to meet underside of bowl. Rectangular collar attached to handle with a rivet; bottom edge of collar angles downward from left to right. CONDITION: Good; a few light scratches on inside and underside of head of spoon, silver tarnished.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Boris Bally (American, born 1961). Spoon, Tablewear Series, Designed and made 1987. Silver, ebony, Overall: 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (2.2 x 3.5 x 18.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Boris Bally in honor of Alex & Doris Bally and Bob Ebendorf, 1995.16.18. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 1995.16.15-.18_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 1995.16.15-.18_bw.jpg.
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