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1986

  • Work on this object began.

1990

  • We acquired this object.

2012

2019

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Colorstone, Matte Black Table Ware, 1986

This is a table ware. It was designed by Lella Vignelli and Massimo Vignelli. It is dated 1986 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is molded and glazed stoneware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli. It is credited Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

  • Frame, 18th century
  • carved, molded and painted wood (probably fir).
  • Gift of the C. Helme and Alice B. Strater Collection.
  • 1976-1-160

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (-1): 3 x 27 cm (1 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.) H x diam. (-2): 2.2 x 19 cm (7/8 x 7 1/2 in.) H x diam.(-3): 4.7 x 18.6 cm (1 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.) H x diam.(-4a,b): 7.5 x 17.7 cm (2 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, overglaze print in white reads: "SASAKI COLORSTONE MATTE BLACK BY VIGNELLI DESIGNS INC. (c) 1986 MADE IN JAPAN"

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