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Maker: Thomas Nicosia, American, born in Italy, 1899–1978

Vase

1947–78

Mahogany, avodire, ebony, amaranth and vermillion (Africa), lignum vitae (Australia), cocobola, rosewood and kingwood (Brazil), satinwood (Ceylon)

8 × 5 1/4in. (20.32 × 13.335 cm)
Gift of David A. Wolf and Nancy Wolf
2005.83.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Thomas Nicosia; by inheritance to his heirs; Samuel T. Freeman and Company, The Wood Turning Collection of Thomas Nicosia, Sale No. 1058, 19 May 2000, lot 113; by purchase to David A. Wolf.

Bibliography: 

Samuel F. Freeman and Company, Philadelphia, Pa., The Wood Turning Collection of Thomas Nicosia, sale cat. (May 19, 2000), 12, 15, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 210–11, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.