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1987

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2016

2019

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Pitcher, ca. 1987

This is a Pitcher. It is dated ca. 1987. Its medium is raised and cast silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This handmade pitcher represents the mix of abstracted geometries and cutout shapes that informed some of Memphis's designs as well as some of the postmodern architecture of the era, including Scarpa's later work. As design for silver was rare in the late 20th century, except in jewelry, this pitcher breathed new life into silver for the contemporary market.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22.2 × 15.2 × 12.7 cm (8 3/4 in. × 6 in. × 5 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: signed Carlo Scarpa. Stamped per Cleto Munari with hallmarks

Cite this object as

Pitcher, ca. 1987; raised and cast silver; H x W x D: 22.2 × 15.2 × 12.7 cm (8 3/4 in. × 6 in. × 5 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-60

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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