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Maldive Bowl, 1960

This is a Bowl. It was designed by Bruno Munari. It is dated 1960 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is nickel, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2017-2-1

Its dimensions are

Overall: 6.1 x 18.5 x 19 cm (2 3/8 x 7 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Maldive Bowl, 1960; Designed by Bruno Munari (Italian, 1907 – 1998); Italy; nickel, silver; Overall: 6.1 x 18.5 x 19 cm (2 3/8 x 7 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.); 1991-108-5

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