Bowl #7

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Acquired in 2003 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Nuis, Carla
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bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
Purchased through the Yorke Radleigh Fund
date_end
2000-12-31
date_start
2000-01-01
date_text
2000 (designed) 2000 (made)
descriptive_line
'Bowl #7', square concave bowl, silver, designed and made by Carla Nuis, Maastricht, 2000
dimensions
Length: 25 cm, Width: 25 cm, Height: 6 cm
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exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
Artist's statement, March 1, 2003: These (bowls) are fragile dishes in which I seek to combine age old crafts and classical forms in a new way, so as to freeze age old styles in traditional materials. The "bowls" are inspired by 17th and 18th century, Baroque and Rococo designs in ornaments - such as on classical ceilings and buildings - and decorations - for example on velvet wallpaper and brocade. These I repeat until an interesting pattern emerges. I materialise these patterns by sawing parts from this silver sheet. This implies choice. It led to two dishes for each design: one positive and one negative, that are each other's counterpart. The dishes are each hand-sawed out of a 0.935 dz. silver plate, that was subsequently forged into shape. They are 25x25x6 cm. Each dish took over 100 hours of manual labour.
id
77187
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last_checked
2014-08-30T00:35:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:35:50.000Z
latitude
50.849831
location
In Storage
longitude
5.68827
marks
'925' 'C N'
materials
sterling silver
materials_techniques
Silver
museum_number
M.45-2003
museum_number_token
m452003
object_number
O100982
object_type
Bowl
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original_price
physical_description
Square concave bowl, dipping in the centre and flaring upwards around the edges. The entire surface is pierced with a succession of scrolls and curlicues within a series of interlinking, teardrop frames. The pattern is derived from that found on 17th century, Italian Baroque velvets. This bowl is one of a series. Bowl #6 is similar except that the pierced pattern is in reverse to that of bowl #7; bowl #6 being the positive version while bowl #7 is the negative.
place
Maastricht
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production_note
Reason For Production: Exhibition
production_type
Unique
public_access_description
The inspiration for this decorative bowl was a piece of 17th-century Baroque Italian velvet. The Dutch silversmith Carla Nuis (b. 1970), who designed and made this piece, transformed it into a fretwork pattern on a piece of silver sheet. This bowl is a fine example of the resurgence of interest in rich patterns on silver among contemporary silversmiths.
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rights
2
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slug
bowl-7-bowl-nuis-carla
sys_updated
2013-11-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
piercing, raising
title
Bowl #7
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year_end
2000
year_start
2000