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1986 Bob Stocksdale Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003 wenge 1 5/8 x 12 in. diam. (4.2 x 30.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.30 Not currently on view

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Bob Stocksdale used only one tool, a half-inch gouge, for most of his bowls, platters, trays, and bookends. He valued craftsmanship and often made multiples so that he could carefully refine a particular form. In Plate and Salad Bowl with Servers, the simple shapes emphasize the subtle patterns in the exotic woods.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - wenge