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Il Pellegrino di Montesanto Bowl

This is a bowl. It is dated 1924–25 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is glazed slip-cast porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

An example of this model was shown at Il Biennale Monza 1925 and in the Macy’s 1928 International Exposition of Art in Industry. It displays a whimsy combined with elements of Italian traditional design.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment.

  • Superleggera Chair
  • turned, planed and joined ash, twill-woven cane.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2013-54-1

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Bowl (Germany)
  • glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Victor Wiener.
  • 1996-18-127
  • Geometria Bowl
  • painted and glazed porcelain.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment.
  • 1968-146-1
  • Covered Dish
  • porcelain.
  • Chrysler Museum of Art, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., 87.58.
  • 46.2016.2a,b

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 10.9 x 21.3 cm (4 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, overglaze mark in rectangle flanked by triangles and above fringed swag in black lettering on metalic gold: "RICHARD . GINORI / PITTORIA / DI DOCCIA / 1924" [in fringed swag]; underglaze in green: "RICHARD / [star] / GINORI / 2519 / 8[?]"

Cite this object as

Il Pellegrino di Montesanto Bowl; Previously owned by Christian Rohlfing ; Italy; glazed slip-cast porcelain; H x diam.: 10.9 x 21.3 cm (4 5/16 x 8 3/8 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment; 1968-146-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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