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1915

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1925

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Bowl, ca. 1920–30

This is a Bowl. It was designed by Marie Zimmermann. It is dated ca. 1920–30. Its medium is painted copper.

Zimmermann may have studied Tang dynasty footed metal dishes before creating this form, reduced to three lobes painted in a strong blue color that gives it a modern look while referencing the color of Chinese kingfisher feathers.

It is credited Courtesy of Leeds Art Foundation.

  • Presentation Bowl, 1925
  • sterling silver.
  • Lent by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Gift of Cecily E. Horton, 2014.814.
  • 52.2016.4

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Vase, ca. 1917
  • painted zinc, original glass liner.
  • Private Midwest collection.
  • 32.2016.4

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9.5 × 38.7 × 17.8 cm (3 3/4 in. × 15 1/4 in. × 7 in.)

It has the following markings

M2 mark and model number 92 on bottom

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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