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Drawing, Designs for Hot Water Pots or Fondue Pots

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Ettore Sottsass. It is dated February 11, 1985. Its medium is graphite and crayon on smooth white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

  • Vase
  • glass.
  • Bequest of Joseph L. Morris.
  • 1966-55-10

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Its dimensions are

29.6 x 19.7 cm (11 5/8 x 7 3/4 in.) Mat: 45.7 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in.)

It is signed

(recto) in graphite, top of sheet: SOTTSASS

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, recto recto upper half of sheet clockwise from top: ottone / Delhi / 11 . 2. 85 / SOTTSASS / F [??????] / Delhi / 11 . 2. 85; lower half of sheet clockwise from top: brass / iron / copper / silver

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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