In the Zaire
Centerpiece bowl, jeweler Raymond Ruys adapted African forms, styles and hand-craftsmanship in the simple, dynamic design. He was inspired by traditional Congolese works, unifying their solidity with the clean, abstracted lines of the Art Deco style.
Shown at the Exposition Internationale Coloniale, Maritime et d'Art Flamand, Antwerp, 1930
Raymond Ruys, designer, Belgian, 1885–1956. Delheid Frères, manufacturer, Belgium (Brussels), 1828–1981. Zaire Centerpiece Bowl, 1930. Silver. 5 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (13.3 x 27.3 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Purchase: the Charlotte and Perry Faeth Fund, 2002.4.