Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2010

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Art of the Americas: July 2009–June 2010


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Bubble lamp, H-726

designed 1947; made 1952–79
Designed by George Nelson
Manufactured by Howard Miller Clock Company
Overall: 54.6 x 27.9 cm (21 1/2 x 11 in.)
Steel, translucent white plastic (polyvinyl acetate and non-drying oil), electrical elements

Classification: Tools & equipment

Object Place: Zeeland, Michigan

Accession number: 2009.4955

Location: The 1940s and 1950s

Provenance/Ownership History: Early history unknown; by 2009, Mark McDonald, 330 Gallery, Hudson, NY; 2009, purchased by the MFA.

Museum purchase with funds donated by James G. Hinkle Jr. and Roy Hammer