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Drawing, Designs for Silver Serving Pieces, early 19th century

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Pietro Belli. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and gray ink, brush and gray wash, graphite, ruled borders in pen and black ink on 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

31.4 x 50.5 cm (12 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and gray ink, lower left: Belli disegne Argentiere

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, top left corner: N 2

Cite this object as

Drawing, Designs for Silver Serving Pieces, early 19th century; Designed by Pietro Belli (Italian, 1780–1828); Italy; pen and gray ink, brush and gray wash, graphite, ruled borders in pen and black ink on white laid paper; 31.4 x 50.5 cm (12 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-657

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

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