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

  • Boris Bally, Tablewear: Serving Spoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, and Teaspoon, 1987-1988, hand-fabricated, die-formed and lost wax cast sterling silver with ebony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986), 1994.43.7

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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." Artist's statement, 1999
Title
Tablewear: Serving Spoon, Fork, Knife, Spoon, and Teaspoon
Artist
Date
1987-1988
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
8 5/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. (21.9 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Mediums
Mediums Description
hand-fabricated, die-formed and lost wax cast sterling silver with ebony
Classifications
Object Number
1994.43.7
Palette
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