Michael Graves Swid Powell Salad Serving Set

Michael Graves Swid Powell Servers
Michael Graves Swid Powell Salad Servers
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Michael Graves Swid Powell Servers
Michael Graves Swid Powell Salad Servers
Graves swid powell
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Michael Graves Swid Powell Salad Serving Set

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Designer: Michael Graves (1934 – 2015)

Item: Swid Powell Salad Serving Set

Manufactured by: Reed & Barton for Swid Powell

Country of origin: United States

Year made: 1990

Materials: Silverpate over brass

Dimensions: 11” x 3” each

Condition: Excellent used, with no loss of plating or noticeable use marks.  Condition on these are often not great, because production quality seems to have been not as good on this model, combined with their popularity and use, so finding examples with no plate loss or major marks in the serving ends can be difficult.  

References: Tapert, Annette. SWID POWELL: Objects by Architects, Thames and Hudson, 1990;  Stern, Jewel, Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design, Yale University Press, 2005.

Description: Another Swid Powell classic by the important American architect Michael Graves.  Very heavy and functional objects.  These were very popular and it appears many more were produced by Reed & Barton than the other Swid Powell serving pieces designed by Richard Meier, Robert Venturi or Ettore Sottsass, thus they are more commonly found in the marketplace.  However, they are still an important and well documented and collected design.  Examples can be found in significant museum collections such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery and others.  We have sold several sets of these and we got another so we reactivated the listing on the website.  

 

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