Pair of 'bowls'
Designer / Maker
Designed and manufactured by Sir Gordon Russell (1892-1980)
Patinated brass [?]
9 x 23 cm
English (Broadway), designed 1924
H. Blairman & Sons, 1990s; private collection, New York until 2020
Ray Leigh and Trevor Chinn, Drawn to Design: The Work of Sir Gordon Russell CBE, MC, RDI, the celebrated 20th century Furniture Designer, 2013, p. 43 where Russell’s design is illustrated
The design, no. 174 in the collection of the Gordon Russell Design Museum, is inscribed ‘BRASS BOWL ON 3 FORGED FEET ‘ 9″ could also be made in 10 1/2 & 12″ / Full size detail [initialled] 10.24 / No. 174’.
The bowl cost 3s.0d plain and 4s.0d. punched, as in the present examples; it was also available in steel.