Drawing, Design for a Centerpiece
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Pietro Belli. We acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gray and pale yellow watercolor over graphite on light green paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Like other architects of this period, Belli created a wealth of designs for the tabletop, going beyond the centerpiece seen here, to include serving and other flatware pieces with the clean lines of early neo-classicism.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Centerpiece; Designed by Pietro Belli (Italian, 1780–1828); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gray and pale yellow watercolor over graphite on light green paper ; 1938-88-5779
In addition to Tablescapes: Designs for Dining, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibitions Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.