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Mildred G. Watkins (1883-1968) "Blue Sky At Night" Enamel Bowl

Auction:
3192B
Lot:
446
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 3192B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Mildred G. Watkins (1883-1968) "Blue Sky At Night" Enamel Bowl, Cleveland, Ohio, early 20th century, enameled copper with iridescent leaf, marked with title and artist's signature on bottom, ht. 2 1/8, wd. 7 1/4 in.

Note: Mildred G. Watkins was one of the first of a generation of Ohio-based artists who, in turning their attention to the medium, elevated enameling to unprecedented levels of beauty and inventiveness. She started as a painter who sort of "fell into" enameling. She studied portraiture at the Cleveland School of Art, but was not fond of laboring over her paintings, saying that "anything she did after the second day only served to spoil her drawing." Finishing her work quickly afforded her the extra time "lurk" in the design department and she soon decided that design was her real calling and that working with metals would be her career choice.
Estimate $600-800

Some light surface scratches, no enamel loss or crazing.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Mildred G. Watkins, Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, Coatings, Decorative arts, Glass, Glass art, Jewellery making, Pottery, Visual arts, Vitreous enamel, Watkins, Cleveland

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