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Drawing, Design for a Set of Silver Tableware

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Pietro Belli. It is dated 1815–30 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash over graphite on off-white 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

26.9 x 40.8 cm (10 9/16 x 16 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Set of Silver Tableware; Designed by Pietro Belli (Italian, 1780–1828); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash over graphite on off-white laid paper; 26.9 x 40.8 cm (10 9/16 x 16 1/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-5901

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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