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Matthew S. Morrow Modern Sterling Pitcher, Lubbock, TX, c. 1991


This striking, unique and imaginative design is a great example of modern silver. Flat surfaces and beautiful curves create this wonderful work of art. The handle is designed to raise the body of the pitcher and balance it on its front point.

This pitcher won First Prize in the 1991 National Student Design Competition from a field of 114 entries. According to one of the judges "It was a beautiful new design, strictly modern, and since part of the handle helped carry the weight, it had a kind of twist in its function... Matthew Sterling Morrow, the 24-year old designer of the pitcher, saw it differently. 'The underlying theme is that it's a study of the female figure - the hip section'".(1)

This unique pitcher is unmarked. It measures 8.5 inches long by 8 inches high, weighs 29.85 troy ounces and is in excellent condition.

Provenance: S.J. Shrubsole, purchased from the artist by Eric Shrubsole, 1991.

Endnote:

  1. The New York Times, Prize-Winning Silver, Serious of Not, Elaine Louie, Thursday, August 29, 1991.
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