James Prestini, Bowl, 1933-1953, mahogany, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1970.46.8
James Prestini perfected the revolutionary technique of crafting vessels with porcelain-thin walls. His work became famous in the 1940s, and people were amazed by his innovative use of such a familiar material.
Luce Object Quote"The significance of my work is my ability to make it. To do that, I have to understand what I'm doing." James Prestini, 1984
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5 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. diam. (14.3 x 24.8 cm)
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