Miguel Berrocal "Il Cofanetto" Silver Plate Sculptural Table Setting, 1969-1975
|Type||Flatware, Serving Utensils|
|Items Included||2 Meat Knives, 4 Goblets, 2 Soup Spoons, 2 Rings, 2 Knives, 2 Teaspoons, 2 Fruit Knives, Serving Fork, 2 Fish Knives, Serving Spoons, 2 Forks, Carving Knife, 2 Fruit Forks, 4 Ashtrays, 2 Meat Forks, 4 Candlesticks|
|Maker||Miguel Berrocal (Spanish, 1933–2006)|
|Marks||Maker’s Mark, Inventory Number|
|Period||Vintage, Mid-20th Century, 1960s, 1970s|
|Additional Information||Miguel Berrocal (Spanish 1933-2006) is renowned for his sculptural works that are often arranged as puzzles, inviting the viewer to participate in the construction. Intrigued from an early age by analytic geometry, science and drawing, Berrocal’s work incorporated his philosophy of experiencing art by “observing with the hands” in both miniscule and monumental examples. His work has been exhibited worldwide and he was artistically active until his sudden death in 2006. The Berrocal Sculpture Foundation continues to preserve and promote the artist’s legacy at their headquarters in Spain. Numbered 331/2000. Comes with assembly instruction book. Additional barrel shaped piece can be used to replace pyramid finial atop casket lid.|
- scuffs and scratches; tarnish; corrosion and pitting to plate; two missing screws to bottom base; some handles of flatware are loose; book has slightly toned pages and worn hinges with shaken spine and somewhat loose binding; pinpoint indents with shredded areas and fraying to spine and corners of cover.
- measurements of box.