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Bowl, Hollywood Series

Decorative Arts

MANUFACTURER Bitossi
MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Manufactured: Montelupo, Italy
  • DATES designed ca. 1959; made ca. 1975
    DIMENSIONS 9 x 10 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (22.9 x 25.7 x 25.7 cm) Diameter of base: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    MARKINGS On underside of base, printed along inner rim: rectangle oulined in black with narrow upper register in black containing "le céramiche di" in white; and lower white register containing "BITOSSI" and trademark symbol "R" in circle in black. Affixed along bottom edge of this rectangle, four identical black rectangular stickers, placed side by side, each with tan lettering "GRUPPO / BITOSSI"
    SIGNATURE On underside of base along inner rim, handwritten or hand-painted in black, "SOTTSASS"; next to this, hand-drawn in tan, a ring bisected by vertical line and flanked by two small rings; written in black within ring on either side of line "P A" and below "E 8"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1996.131.2
    CREDIT LINE Modernism Benefit Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION "Hollywood Series," round white ceramic bowl raised on continuous black matte glazed hemispherical pedestal. Inside of bowl decorated with black concentric rings around curved sides (center of bowl not decorated / left blank); around each ring, the density of black paint varies. Underside of bowl continues into white cylindrical extension joining bowl to curved top of black hemispherical pedestal base. CONDITION: Good.
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