Sugar Bowl and Lid, "Village"
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Overall (a & b): 4 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (11.4 x 11.1 x 9.2 cm)
Bowl only (a): 2 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. (6.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
On bottom, printed in black: 'Swid Powell / © Robert Venturi (in script) / "Village" '
Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Steven Izenour
"Village" design; square vitreous-glazed earthenware sugar bowl (a) and lid (b) molded in shape of house. (a) Sugar bowl has white body in a roughly cubic form with semicircular notch cut out of front top edge (for spoon). Decorated with transfer-printed architectural designs of: on front side, large square black four-paned window with golden yellow frame and mullions next to a green rectangular door with golden yellow frame and round white (unpainted) doorknob; back side has single window, centered and identical to front window. (b) Fitted lid is in shape of pitched roof of planks with a short, rectangular chimney; white body painted golden yellow on roof; when lid set onto sugar bowl, roof creates hanging eaves along sides of "house." In triangular pediment on front side, bottom edge has a semicircular cut out which matches notch in sugar bowl to form circle.
CONDITION: Good; spot of chipped glaze on roof below chimney.
Robert Venturi (American, 1925-2018). Sugar Bowl and Lid, "Village," ca. 1985. Glazed earthenware, Overall (a & b): 4 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (11.4 x 11.1 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler in memory of Steven Izenour, 2001.90.2a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2001.90.1_2001.90.2a-b.JPG)
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