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Designer: Lella Vignelli, American, born Italy, 1934–2016
Manufacturer: San Lorenzo, Italian, founded 1970

Bar Tools

designed 1972

Sterling silver with parcel gilt silver and stainless steel

Ice tongs: 1 5/16 × 2 × 7 1/4 in. (3.3 × 5.1 × 18.4 cm), 7 oz., 14 dwt. (240 g) Strainer: 3 1/4 × 7/8 × 5 3/4 in. (8.26 × 2.22 × 14.61 cm), 4 oz., 17 dwt. (151 g) Olive tongs: 5/8 × 9 1/2 in. (1.59 × 24.13 cm), 2 oz. (62 g) Bar knife: 1 1/4 × 7 3/16 in
Gift of Jewel Stern in honor of Lella Vignelli and John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
2018.26.1-.4
Geography: 
Designed in New York, New York
Manufactured in Milan, Italy
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Purchased in 2006 by Jewel Stern directly from the maker, San Lorenzo, Milan, Italy; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.; 2018

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

John Stuart Gordon, “Oggetti per eleganza: The Silver of Leila Vignelli and San Lorenzo,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2018): 21, fig. 2.

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.