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Tray

1986 Bob Stocksdale Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003 Honduras mahogany 1 x 20 3/8 in. diam. (2.5 x 51.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Jane and Arthur Mason 2005.31.6 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B


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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 Tray the simple shape emphasizes the subtle veins found in Honduras mahogany.

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decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

About Bob Stocksdale

Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003

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