American Art Deco Gilt Lotus Tazza by Marie Zimmermann
Marie Zimmermann American Art Deco Gilt Lotus Tazza Dish

American Art Deco Gilt Lotus Tazza by Marie Zimmermann

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An Art Deco gilded and fluted "Lotus" dish on a ring foot by noted American metalsmith, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972). Designed as an abstracted lotus blossom composed of eight petals with pointed tips, the footed dish comes directly from the artist's estate. 

Zimmermann's ability to interpret historical design sources for a modern audience is particularly evident in this pointed-petal form which resembles designs used during the Chinese T'ang Dynasty (618-906 CE). Two additional examples of Zimmermann's gilded and fluted floriform designs for a dish and bowl are illustrated on page 290 in The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann, 2011. 

The bronze/copper tazza is in good, original condition with a bright gold surface; the underside has several spots around the foot where the base metal is just beginning to show through the gilding. Fully marked underfoot: M. ZIMMERMANN / MAKER over her MZ cipher; measuring 9.5 in. Diameter. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City holds the largest collection of objects by Marie Zimmermann, making their first acquisition in 1922. A variety of her jewelry and metalwork designs can also be found in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University and the Columbus Museum of Art. 

Provenance: The estate of Marie Zimmermann.

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