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
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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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; 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.