Mildred G. Watkins (1883-1968) "Blue Sky At Night" Enamel Bowl
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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.
Some light surface scratches, no enamel loss or crazing.
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