American Decorative Arts
Maker: Karl F. Leinonen, American, 1866–1957

Bowl

ca. 1910

Copper

4 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (10.8 x 24.77 cm)
Gift of Charles T. Clark
2011.48.1
Karl F. Leinonen was one of the leading Boston silversmiths of the Art and Crafts era. He was head smith at the Handicraft Shop before setting up his own metalwork studio, which produced copper as well as silver objects. Handmade copper bowls of all sizes were a staple of Arts and Crafts artisans and had great appeal with consumers as appropriate furnishings for the oak and earth tones of Arts and Crafts interiors. This example is distinguished by its large size, subtly hammered surface, and warm patina.
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Geography: 
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Winter Associates, Plainville, Connecticut, February 28, 2011, lot 198; sold to Charles T. Clark, New Haven and Stonington, Connecticut

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 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.