Centerpiece Bowl on Three-legged Stand | Randy J. Stromsoe

Centerpiece Bowl on Three-legged Stand

1993
sterling silver, pewter, and gold leaf;
forged and raised
9 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (24.1 x 36.8 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

It took the metalsmith over 100,000 hammer blows to produce this handsome bowl, forged and shaped from a single disk of sterling silver. Inspired by architectural columns and the classical tripod form, Stroms_e fabricated and gold leafed a bold pedestal base that elevates the bowl to a celebratory and ceremonial state.

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Centerpiece Bowl on Three-legged Stand (Detail)

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