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Bowl

Decorative Arts

The undulating lines of the wooden bowl shown here evoke a jellyfish in motion, or a leaf curling in the summer sun. Russel Wright experimented with these curving, biomorphic shapes in several media and clearly found them interesting in their own right. Although neither easy to make nor particularly suited to their purpose, these bowls were, however, wonderfully playful and suggestive of nature to the consumers he targeted.
MEDIUM Wood
DATES 1935-1950
DIMENSIONS 4 ¼ x 13 ¾ x 9 in. (11.5 x 35.0 x 22.9 cm)
MARKINGS no marks
SIGNATURE not signed
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.165.62
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
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