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1910

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1945

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Drawing, Design for a Centerpiece, ca. 1920–40

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat. It is dated ca. 1920–40 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is pen and black ink, yellow ink, yellow pastel (recto and verso), graphite on cream tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mr. John Finguerra. It is credited Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra.

Its dimensions are

48.6 X 35.2 cm (19 1/8 X 13 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink at center: PIECE DE MILIEU; at lower right: J.P./36/2x1; to right of centerpiece finial: VERMEIL SABLE; below: VERMEIL POLI; to right of centerpiece: VERMEIL POLI; below: VERMEIL SABLE; in blue color pencil at upper right: abou [---]

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Centerpiece, ca. 1920–40; Designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat (French, 1897–1945); France; pen and black ink, yellow ink, yellow pastel (recto and verso), graphite on cream tracing paper; 48.6 X 35.2 cm (19 1/8 X 13 7/8 in.); Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra; 1995-164-42

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