Stainless steel and Bakelite
designed 1945; made 1983
5 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (14.9 x 23 x 13 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on base center: " ALESSI / INOX / 18/10 / ITALY".
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Gift of Alessi S.p.A.
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Carlo Alessi Anghini. Teapot, "Bombe," designed 1945; made 1983. Stainless steel and Bakelite, 5 7/8 x 9 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (14.9 x 23 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alessi S.p.A., 1999.40.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.1999.40.2-6.jpg)
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Squat, spherical shape tapering to base, with slightly canted round foot and slightly domed hinged lid with large black Bakelite finial; applied, long, outward flaring spout that curves to body and opposing thick, black, ear shaped Bakelite handle; attached to inner top and outer edge of each handle are thin, horizontal rectangular bands, in polished stainless steel attached with small circular metal pins. Interior spout base has 25 symmetrical small holes arranged in three vertical lines.
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