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Bottiglia Barrocco

1994 Barry T. MacDonald Born: Detroit, Michigan 1945 rosewood burl, ebony and brass 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. diam. (24.7 x 1118.5.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery (1995--2003) 2003.60.36A-B Not currently on view


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Barry MacDonald used the exotic materials of rosewood and ebony to create this piece, and the title, Barrocco, suggests he was inspired by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century baroque art and architecture. The intricately carved lid and rounded shape suggest an ornately domed building, while the rich colors and swirls of rosewood recall the dramatic contrasts in baroque painting.

Keywords

decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

metal - brass

wood - ebony

wood - rosewood

About Barry T. MacDonald

Born: Detroit, Michigan 1945

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