Sugar Bowl (USA), ca. 1928
After studying in Budapest, Karasz arrived in the United States in 1913, where a little over ten years later she began to establish herself as an influential designer in a variety of media. Although her designs show multiple references to her European past, they also display a combination of modern ideas associated with her new home. In this silver-plated sugar bowl and creamer, she developed the idea of using one form and adapting it with additional elements and parts. The use of silver-plated nickel—instead of expensive solid silver—and the pure geometric shapes that imply industrial production, made these serving pieces easy to clean and maintain.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 7.5 x 13.7 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped on underside of handle: E.P.N.S./P&B (each within a heart)/551
Cite this object as
Sugar Bowl (USA), ca. 1928; electro-plated nickel silver; H x W x D: 7.5 x 13.7 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 5 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2013-54-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Ilonka Karasz, Works from the Collection and Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.