Bowl, Hollywood Series
designed ca. 1959; made ca. 1975
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) (show scale)
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"
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"
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Ettore Sottsass Jr. (Italian, born Austria, 1917-2007). Bowl, Hollywood Series, designed ca. 1959; made ca. 1975. Ceramic, 9 x 10 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (22.9 x 25.7 x 25.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Modernism Benefit Fund, 1996.131.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1996.131.2_view2.jpg)
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"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.
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