Large Centerpiece Bowl in Hammered Silver Metal by Marie Zimmermann
A large double-handled quaich form centerpiece bowl in hammered and silvered metal by Marie Zimmermann, dating to the early 1920s.
A large double-handled quaich form centerpiece bowl in hammered and silvered metal by Marie Zimmermann, dating to the early 1920s.

Large Centerpiece Bowl in Hammered Silver Metal by Marie Zimmermann

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A large double-handled centerpiece bowl in hammered and silvered metal by American metalsmith, designer and jeweler, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972) dating to the early 1920s. Zimmermann designed the sculptural footed bowl to resemble a large-scale Scottish "quaich" drinking vessel. 

The large, round bowl is in good condition with some surface wear, scattered dark spots, and scratches, measuring 15.75 in. L (at handles) x 11 in. W x 6.5 in. H. Stamped M. ZIMMERMANN / MAKER underfoot over her MZ artist cipher.

Literature: Zimmermann had this bowl (or a similar version) professionally photographed by 1926. The photograph is illustrated on page 114, fig. 3.45 in The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann, 2012. She created a similar form (without the cutout in the base) in engraved and rhodium-plated silver and a third example with an encrusted verdigris patina; both are pictured in the same publication on page 118, figs. 3.51 and 3.52. 

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 are also 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.

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