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Sugar Bowl with Lid and Spoon

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989–1990
DIMENSIONS Sugar Bowl with Lid (a & b): 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm) Spoon (c): 4 1/4 x 15/16 x 1/2 in. (10.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS (a) On underside of cross-shaped base of bowl, printed in maroon in center: "Swid Powell / [illegible facsimile signature of designer] / © MICHAEL GRAVES 1987" (b) & (c) No marks.
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Swid Powell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sugar bowl (a) with lid (b) and spoon (c), porcelain with vitreous glaze, transfer-printed decoration, and gilding. White spherical body (a) decorated with a band of green dots around mid-section; set on a maroon cross-shaped base. The circular, domed lid (b) has a small inverted U-shaped cutout on edge and a gilded spherical finial. White porcelain spoon (c) with deep circular bowl, squared, straight handle and ending in a flattened disk. CONDITION - Excellent original condition from manufacturer.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Michael Graves (American, 1934–2015). Sugar Bowl with Lid and Spoon, Designed 1987; Manufactured 1989–1990. Porcelain, Sugar Bowl with Lid (a & b): 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Swid Powell, 1990.34.3a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 1990.34.2_1990.34.3a-c_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 1990.34.2_1990.34.3a-c_bw.jpg.
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