The plaque/painting itself measures approximately five inches (5) in height by seven inches (7) in width. The overall dimensions of the metal frame are approximately ten inches (10) in height by twelve inches (12) in width.In addition, there is an overall depth of about one and three quarters inches (1 ¾) that includes the metal frame, mounting board, and the enamel-on-copper plaque/painting itself. Gella Weihs titled this plaque Composition II Enamel Chips and it is literally a composition of various-sized enamel chunks, slabs, and layers rendered in shades of blue, green, pink-purple, and yellow-white over a background of gold, brown, dark blue, and green enameling. Weihs mounted the enamel-on-copper plaque/painting to a wood block that is then mounted to dark blue velvet background inside of the metal frame. As you can see from the photographs shown above, the artist created a small 1 X 1 enamel-on-copper signature square that she mounted on the dark blue velvet background underneath the actual enamel-on-copper plaque/painting. This signature square displays the artists name Gella.
Condition: The enamel plaque/painting itself is in very good and clean condition with a few small craze lines located in the translucent enamel background and two very small air bubbles that are original to the firing process. The metal frame is in very good and clean condition with a few small markings, and the dark blue velvet background has pulled away just a little from the right-side edge.Overall, this is still a nice example of Gella Weihs enamel art with all of its original framing and artists labels! 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 GELLA WEIHS MODERN ENAMEL COPPER ART PLAQUE MIDCENTURY ABSTRACT PAINTING" is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. 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.