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2019/19/1 Water jug, pressed anodised aluminium / powder-coated cast aluminium handle, designed and made by Robert Foster for Fink & Co, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia, 2016. Click to enlarge.

Fink water jug by Robert Foster

Designed
The Fink Water Jug is an icon of Australian design. Designed by Robert Foster, it was released on the market in 1994 as the vanguard for Foster's then new design company Fink & Co. It was originally commissioned and made in 1993 in a limited edition for the opening of the 'Republic Restaurant' in Canberra. After its design was refined and its manufacturing streamlined, from 1994 the jug was produced in large numbers in several colours in Foster's workshop in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Fink & …

Summary

Object No.

2019/19/1

Object Statement

Water jug, pressed anodised aluminium / powder-coated cast aluminium handle, designed and made by Robert Foster for Fink & Co, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia, 2016

Physical Description

Jug of flattened cylindrical form with a drawn-up sloping spout and curved handle. The body is made of 'ice pink' pressed anodised aluminium, the handle of black powder-coated aluminium.

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

300 mm

Width

180 mm

Depth

100 mm

Production

Notes

This jug was designed by Robert Foster in 1993. The jug requires three separate pressing stages before the bottom is welded on. The jug is hand abraded, sandblasted, anodised and hand polished in three polishing processes. he handle is cast, powder-coated. This particular jug in ice-pink is one of three colours developed by Foster as the Satin Ice Range in 2016. It was made by him in July 2016 in Queanbeyan, ACT, Australia. Production ceased with Foster's death in a car accident that month.

History

Notes

This jug was donated by Nina and Cesear Cueva, owners of'Courtesy of the Artist', a contemporary jewellery gallery located in Sydney's Strand Arcade. The Cuevas were friends of Robert Foster who died in a car accident on 13 July 2016.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Cesar and Nina Cueva, 2017

Acquisition Date

28 June 2019

Cite this Object

Harvard

Fink water jug by Robert Foster 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/551060>

Wikipedia

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