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Designed by Belle Kogan
(American (born Russia), 1902 - 2000)
Manufactured by Reed and Barton, Taunton, Massachusetts (established 1824)
Double Vegetable Dish, designed 1936, made 1938, silver plate.
Partial purchase with funds from the Alice Speed Stoll Accessions Trust and partial gift from Jewel Stern in honor of Dr. Charles L. Venable 2008.3 a,b

Belle Kogan was a Russian-born industrial designer notable as a pioneer in the field and as one of the first prominent female designers. Between 1930 and 1970, she headed a New York firm that specialized in producing designs for household goods. Not only was she one of the only women in the field at the time, she was also one of only designers producing designs for silver. This stylish streamlined serving piece was designed for Reed and Barton, and shown in the 1937 contemporary silver exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. It is known as the double vegetable dish because the lid is intended to be turned over on the table and used as a second dish. This dish is a great example of Kogan’s design aesthetic. While streamlined, modern and functional, the banded ribbon across the top and fluted handles reflect a distinctly Neoclassical influence.

 

 

 
 
 


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