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1915

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1925

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Object ID #907130105

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

Zimmermann’s vases and bowls draw inspiration from Asia and Egypt. The form of this bowl is similar to designs for Japanese plume fans and Chinese-influenced silver by the Kalo Shops of Chicago. The vase’s green patination suggests ancient metal vessels and examples by Viennese designer Dagobert Peche, connecting Zimmermann’s work to antiquity, Asia, and contemporary Europe, especially Vienna.

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 3 objects 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: 19.1 × 29.5 × 18.4 cm (7 1/2 × 11 5/8 × 7 1/4 in.)

It has the following markings

M2 mark and molded number 89 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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