Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972) Smoking Stand
Intentionally oxidized silver, copper
Match holder with applied copper Ankh symbol, the ancient Egyptian symbol for life, on oval card tray monogrammed LRB, marked Marie Zimmermann maker Sterling and maker's mark, total wt. approx. 4 troy oz., lg. 6 1/2 in.
Provenance: Descended in the family of the consignor.
Note: Accompanied by a copy of an article " Nature in Her More Joyous Moods Metalsmith Marie Zimmermann," by Joan Bamberger. Zimmermann's work was included in the exhibition The Art That is Life: The Arts & Crafts Movement in America at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.