Marie Zimmermann Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tumbler
An antique sterling silver tumbler from the Arts & Crafts period by Marie Zimmermann
An antique sterling silver tumbler from the Arts & Crafts period by Marie Zimmermann

Marie Zimmermann Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Tumbler

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  • Material:Sterling Silver
  • Color:Silver
An antique sterling silver tumbler from the Arts & Crafts period by Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972), a noted American metalsmith, jeweler and designer working in New York City at the beginning of the 20th century. The drinking vessel comes from the artist's estate and dates circa 1915 to the period Zimmermann maintained a workshop studio and showroom at the National Arts Club in New York. A matching cup is illustrated on page 63, fig. 2.20 of The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann, 2011.  

The footed tumbler was created in the Arts & Crafts style with a flaring rim, spot-hammering, and chased round and Gothic arches. Very good condition with a little tarnish and a substantial weight of 9 oz / 2555.9 g / 164.54 dwt, measuring about the same size as a julep cup at 4.25 in. height x 3.57 in diameter (at rim), stamped Sterling under Marie Zimmermann / Maker artist's cipher underfoot. We have several tumblers available. Zimmermann's creative and innovative designs were eclectic, often experimental, and informed by her life-long interests in the historical design and the natural world. Period journalists referred to her as "master of a dozen crafts perhaps the most versatile artist in this country" and "the last of the great metal craftsmen, the modern Benvenuto Cellini." Zimmermann studied at the Pratt Institute and the Art Students' League in New York before taking a suite of rooms at the National Arts Club where she maintained a workshop studio and showroom. Her designs were exhibited widely throughout her career and today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City holds the largest collection of her objects, acquiring their first example in 1922. Examples of her creations in jewelry and metalwork are also in the permanent 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. For additional information, please see The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann, American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation and Yale University Press, 2011.

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