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"Max le Chinois" Colander

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Stainless steel, brass, plastic
  • Place Manufactured: Crusinallo, Italy
  • DATES designed 1987; manufactured 1990
    DIMENSIONS 12 x 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (30.5 x 29.8 x 29.8 cm)
    MARKINGS symbol of eagle in flight / OFFICINA / ALESSI / INOX 18/10 ITALY
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.33.1a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Max la Chinois" Colander (a), Stainless steel (18/10) and brass with black plastic (ABS) liner (b). Deep conical form with rounded bottom with 1" flaring rim. Body with overall pattern of large and small circular perforations with a frieze just below rim of face-like perforation of an elliptical "mouth", two circular "eyes" and two long arching lines forming "antennae". Body set on three brass legs of flattened conical form. (b) Black molded plastic liner of conical form with rounded bottom. CONDITION - Excellent. Original condition from manufacturer.
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