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Designer: Ettore Sottsass, Italian, 1917–2007
Manufacturer: Rossi & Arcandi, Italian, founded 1959
Subject: Memphis, 1981–1988

“Murmansk” centerpiece


800 silver

12 3/4 × 13 7/8 in. (32.385 × 35.243 cm)
other (Diam of base): 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
Manufactured in Milan, Italy
20th century
Containers - Metals

Memphis, Milan; sold to John C. Waddell, New York, May 1985; donated to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. in 2007


“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 176, ill.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 326, no. 225.

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.