Object Timeline

1991

  • Work on this object began.

2017

2021

  • You found it!

Floating Vessel Bowl, May 1991

This is a bowl. It was designed by Ronald E. Kent. It is dated May 1991 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is turned, oiled and sanded norfolk pine. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Ronald E. Kent. It is credited Gift of the artist in memory of James Jensen, courtesy of Helen Drutt: Philadelphia.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 20.3 × 50.8 cm (8 × 20 in.)

It has the following markings

signed and dated Ron Kent / May 1991 on underside of foot

Cite this object as

Floating Vessel Bowl, May 1991; Designed by Ronald E. Kent (American, b. 1931); turned, oiled and sanded norfolk pine; H x diam.: 20.3 × 50.8 cm (8 × 20 in.); Gift of the artist in memory of James Jensen, courtesy of Helen Drutt: Philadelphia; 2017-61-1

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1158805437/ |title=Floating Vessel Bowl, May 1991 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 July 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>