Make This Elegant Geometry Lesson Your Holiday Centerpiece. This is the showstopper centerpiece of your dreams. Shimmery for the holidays, airy in warmer months, this peek-a-boo Radiant Bowl cradles ornaments, pinecones or fruits within its sculptural, openwork embrace or scintillates as an imaginative work of art. Stainless steel. Food safe. Hand-washable. 6.25"h. x 15.25"dia.
Similarly unique serving bowls reside in our American History Museum’s home and community life collections. Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931), a self-educated Vermont farmer, was so enthralled by snowflakes that he adapted a microscope to a bellows camera to capture images of these tiny beauties. His pioneering work in photomicrography produced thousands of pictures of different snowflakes and proved that each fleeting snowflake was a unique masterpiece. Almost 500 of these photos were donated to the Smithsonian by Mr. Bentley. Now curated by our National Museum of American History, these striking images inspired our selection of glittering gifts, decorative pieces and apparel.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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