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Tablewear: Serving Spoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, and Teaspoon

1987-1988 Boris Bally Born: Chicago, Illinois 1961 hand-fabricated, die-formed and lost wax cast sterling silver with ebony 7 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 in. (18.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986) 1994.43.8 Not currently on view

Luce Center Quote

"The 'eating-ritual' intrigues me as the perfect moment to indulge in the intimate viewing and using of art." Artist's statement, 1999

Luce Center Label

Boris Bally creates at least one set of tableware every year. These pieces are examples of his earlier work, when he primarily used silver and ebony and rarely incorporated any color. He is inspired by machinery and has given these works an industrial appearance that evokes precision tools or mechanical parts.


decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver

wood - ebony

About Boris Bally

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1961

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