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1941

  • Work on this object began.

1945

  • Work on this object ended.

1995

  • We acquired this object.

2013

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Drawing, Design for a Soup Tureen

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat. It is dated 1941–45 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is pen and black ink, brown ink, 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

52.4 X 40.9 cm (20 5/8 X 16 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp: in black ink at center right: 107

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink at lower center: SOPERA/DIAMETRE: 22 cms/HAUTEUR: 19 cms; at lower right: JEAN PUIFORCAT/3.42; to right of plan; MADERA; to right of right handle: MADERA; to right of finial: MADERA.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Soup Tureen; Designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat (French, 1897–1945); France; pen and black ink, brown ink, graphite on cream tracing paper; 52.4 X 40.9 cm (20 5/8 X 16 1/8 in.); Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra; 1995-164-48

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