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Beverage Server and Cover

A work made of silver and ebony.

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  • A work made of silver and ebony.

Date:

1956

Artist:

Arthur Jon Pulos
American, 1917–1997
Syracuse, New York

About this artwork

Arthur Pulos designed this server for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, describing it as “a coffee pot that could also double as a pitcher with a side handle on it.” Pulos trained as a potter and metalsmith in the late 1930s and worked as an instructor in aircraft design and engineering for the armed forces during World War II. This beverage server unites traditional craft materials—here, sterling silver and ebony—while the smooth, undecorated surface reflects the streamlined aesthetics of industry.

Status

On View, Gallery 264

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Arthur Jon Pulos

Title

Beverage Server and Cover

Place

Syracuse (Object made in)

Date

1956

Medium

Silver and ebony

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom of lid and body: PULOS (in rectangle) / STERLING

Dimensions

24.1 × 14.0 × 19.1 cm (9 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.); 714 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Marilyn and Thomas L. Karsten in honor of her parents, Gertrude and Perry S. Herst

Reference Number

1988.513a-b

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