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Designer: Eliel Saarinen, American, born Finland, 1873–1950
Manufacturer: Charter Company, American, 1929–1942

Centerpiece Bowl

1929–30

Sterling silver

3 7/8 x 15 1/8 in., 1656 g (9.84 x 38.42 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
2009.177.1
Geography: 
Manufactured in Wallingford, Connecticut
Designed in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Purchased in 1999 by John C. Waddell

Bibliography: 

J. Stewart Johnson, American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a New Age, exh. cat. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), 45, ill.

Jewel Stern, Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design, exh. cat. (Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2005), 104–5, 353, fig. 4.2.

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), 287–88, no. 195.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

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.