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Drawing, Design for a Serving Spoon, late 16th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 16th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on brown laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 16 x 7.9 cm (6 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Stamp of the Museum of the Arts of Decoration [Lugt 457d]

It is inscribed

Verso, in black ink top right: Man...[Manfredi?] Verso, in black ink at center: Molto Ill[ustrissimo] Sig[nore] e Ri[verito] Pro]tettore] Mio Oss [errandissimus] / il Sig[nore] Pietro Bon Campagne [translation: Most Illustrious Lord and esteemed and revered protector of mine Sir Pietro Boncampagne (or Bon Compagne)] Verso: graphite inscription erased, across right side

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Serving Spoon, late 16th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on brown laid paper; Sheet: 16 x 7.9 cm (6 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-2605

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

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