Tea Set (sugar bowl)

  • John Satterfield, Tea Set (sugar bowl), 1994, pewter, anodized aluminum, sterling silver, and acrylic, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the Collection of John and Dorothy Satterfield, 2001.30.1.3

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John Satterfield made jewelry, vessels, and kinetic toys from a wide variety of metals. Mechanical forms inspired him, and the elements in his designs often resemble wheels, levers, and switches. The geometric pieces in Tea Set rest on tiny balls and resemble miniature robots, about to be set in motion.

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“[The] visual qualities of mechanical things are . . . the food that feeds my desire to make things.” John Satterfield, SNAG magazine, 1979

Title
Tea Set (sugar bowl)
Artist
Date
1994
Location
Dimensions
4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (10.2 x 8.9 x 8.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift from the Collection of John and Dorothy Satterfield

Mediums Description
pewter, anodized aluminum, sterling silver, and acrylic
Classifications
Object Number
2001.30.1.3
Palette
Linked Open Data
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