HERES AN OUTSTANDING 13 5/8 X 7 SIGNED AND DATED ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1962 HAND-MADE ENAMEL-ON-COPPER TRAY BY THE ARTIST SEM! Although Sem is unknown at the time of this writing, the artist who created this beautifully hand-made enamel-on-copper tray possessed advanced knowledge and skills for the art of enameling, the art of hand-forming metalwork, and for painting. With this tray the artist hand-cut and shaped the large rectangular copper form, and then enameled the front side interior with a visually stunning modernist painting of a still life comprised an intensely red bottle, several pieces of fruit, an empty plate, and other related imagery. The front side enameling includes yellow, orange, red, black, white, brown, green, with the underside counter enameled with a prink and light blue crawl enamel. Again, this large midcentury enamel-on-copper tray is signed in post-firing gold located in the bottom right corner Sem 62 (see photos above).
And again, this tray measures approximately thirteen and five eighths inches (13 5/8) in length, seven inches (7) in width, by one half of an inch (1/2) in height. Condition: Very good and clean condition with a couple of infinitesimal flea bites on the rim (barely perceptible) and two small and one larger clusters of craze lines located at the outer front rim area (none of them visually obtrusive). Overall, this is still an outstanding example of handmade midcentury enamel art both signed and dated!
LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14 THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. 15 PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM.
I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16 AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY!
17 LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. The item "SIGNED 1962 MODERN ENAMEL COPPER ART TRAY MIDCENTURY STILL LIFE PAINTING 13 5/8" is in sale since Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1950s". The seller is "singeldad" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.