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Drawing, Design for a Covered Soup Tureen

This is a Drawing. It was company: Companie des Arts Français and designed by André Mare and Louis Süe and from the office of Süe et Mare. We acquired it in 1992. Its medium is graphite, blue color pencil on wove paper, laid down. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This graphite drawing could have been made as a document for designers or as a fabrication drawing against which artisans would have checked the finished mold-made object before firing. The shading articulating the flutes, pinecone, and leaves emphasizes the powerful, spherical form.

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Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Covered Soup Tureen; Designed by Louis Süe and André Mare; France; graphite, blue color pencil on wove paper, laid down; 1992-70-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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