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1910

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1945

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Drawing, Design for a Covered Bowl/Centerpiece

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, green 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

52.7 X 37.6 cm (20 3/4 X 14 13/14 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp: in black ink at center right: 229

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink at lower center: ECUELLE/MILIEU DE TABLE/DIAMETRE 22 cms 1/2/HAUTEUR TOTALE: 20 cms; at lower right: Jean Puiforcat/42.; in graphite on lid at center: [mathematical notations].

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Covered Bowl/Centerpiece; Designed by Jean Elysée Puiforcat (French, 1897–1945); France; pen and black ink, green ink, graphite on cream tracing paper; 52.7 X 37.6 cm (20 3/4 X 14 13/14 in.); Gift of John Finguerra in memory of his brother Jim Finguerra; 1995-164-76

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