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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Ponders End (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1930-1939 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stadium (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Compression-moulded Bakelite

  • Museum number:

    C.44-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bowl of black Bakelite, boldly mottled in red and olive. It stands on a small foot and rises sharply, with vertical sides. On the base is the moulded inscription 'A STADIUM PRODUCT / BRITISH' with the company logo, a house.

Place of Origin

Ponders End (manufactured)

Date

1930-1939 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Stadium (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Compression-moulded Bakelite

Marks and inscriptions

'A STADIUM PRODUCT / BRITISH'
Moulded on the bottom

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 cm, Height: 7 cm

Object history note

Fred Bulmer, a collector based in Leeds, Yorkshire, offered his collection of ‘plastic antiques’ to the V&A in late 1982. The Museum chose to purchase 59 objects from Bulmer the following year (for acquisition papers see MA/1/B3395). The objects were divided among the Museum’s collections according to object type: Furniture and Woodwork taking 26 objects (W.50 to 75-1983), Metalwork 18 objects (M.49 to 66-1984) and Ceramics and Glass 14 objects (C.41 to 54-1984).

Descriptive line

Bowl, black Bakelite with red and yellow mottling; Stadium, Ponders End, 1930s

Materials

Bakelite; Phenolic

Techniques

Compression moulding

Categories

Plastic; Tableware & cutlery; Household objects

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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