Tablewear: Serving Spoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, and Teaspoon

  • Boris Bally, Tablewear: Serving Spoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, and Teaspoon, 1987, ebony, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986), 1994.43.6

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Boris Bally creates at least one set of tableware every year. These pieces are examples of his earlier work, when he primarily used silver and ebony and rarely incorporated any color. He is inspired by machinery and has given these works an industrial appearance that evokes precision tools or mechanical parts.

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The eating-ritual intrigues me as the perfect moment to indulge in the intimate viewing and using of art. Artists statement, 1999

Title
Tablewear: Serving Spoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, and Teaspoon
Artists
Date
1987
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 x 1 7/8 x 1 in. (20.3 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986)

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Classifications
Object Number
1994.43.6
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