Covered Bowl . . . | Ed Pennebaker & Amy Nichols

Covered Bowl with
Woodpecker Finial

Blown glass
7 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. (19.1 x 10.5 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

At first glance, this covered bowl and lid, with a rich purple color and staid symmetry, presents a very formal posture that disguises a delightful twist of humor--the image of a woodpecker perched on a bowler hat sitting on a man's head.

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Covered Bowl with
Woodpecker Finial (Detail)

Counterpane Crimson/Green Blue