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Four Clipped Wings Bowl, 1984

This is a Bowl. It was created by Elsa Rady. It is dated 1984 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Dr. J. William Fielding.

Its dimensions are

H x Diam: 16.5 x 37.7 cm (6 1/2 x 14 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Incised artist's signature on underside of foot: "Elsa/ 84/©"

Cite this object as

Four Clipped Wings Bowl, 1984; Elsa Rady (American, 1943 - 2011); USA; glazed porcelain; H x Diam: 16.5 x 37.7 cm (6 1/2 x 14 13/16 in.); Gift of Dr. J. William Fielding; 1985-66-1

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