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1947

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Drawing, Design for a Cream Pitcher, ca. 1947

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1947. Its medium is colored pencil on black cardstock. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This presentation drawing of a cream pitcher by industrial designer George G. Dubinetz was probably executed during the late 1940s, possibly while Dubinetz was employed at the design engineering firm Cowles & Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Dubinetz’s design shows a sleek, streamlined pitcher.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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Its dimensions are

23 × 29 cm (9 1/16 × 11 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Written at bottom: By Dubinetz

It is inscribed

Written at top: A Cream Pitcher

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Cream Pitcher, ca. 1947; colored pencil on black cardstock; 23 × 29 cm (9 1/16 × 11 7/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-113

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.

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