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Drawing, Project for a Set of Tableware, ca. 1820

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Pietro Belli. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and black, yellow, and blue watercolor, graphite on paper, lined with green 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

31.7 x 49.1 cm (12 1/2 x 19 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Crest of a shield with X and ?

It is inscribed

Inscribed over each corresponding vessel in pen and black ink counterclockwise from upper right: Terina / Vaso Da Bottiglio / Posata / Nevette Per li Bicchieri / Zuppiera / Tazzeta Per le Salze / Porta Oglio / Vaso Per il Poncio / Tondio / Per Scaldare le Vivande / Saliera

Cite this object as

Drawing, Project for a Set of Tableware, ca. 1820; Designed by Pietro Belli (Italian, 1780–1828); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and black, yellow, and blue watercolor, graphite on paper, lined with green paper; 31.7 x 49.1 cm (12 1/2 x 19 5/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-5946

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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