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Honey pot with cover and spoon

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The gourd-shaped seamed vessel has a soldered flat base. The raised bell-shaped lid rises to a tall, twisted ivory finial. A bezel soldered inside the rim of the lid seats on a flange inside the rim of the vessel. The slender spoon with forged, elongated lozenge-shaped handle is soldered to a...

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"OLAF SKOOGFORS / STERLING" in block letters stamped incuse on center of base. Lid and spoon are unmarked.


The donor, graphic designer Claire van Vliet, was a recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant and faculty member with Skoogfors in Philadelphia during the 1960s. Van Vliet received the honey pot from the artist about 1966 in exchange for an example of her own work. Made a gift to the Museum in 1992.

Credit Line

Gift of Claire van Vliet


Reproduced with permission.

about 1966

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Overall (honey pot with cover): 20 x 7 cm (7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.) Overall (spoon): 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, ivory




Silver hollowware