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Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #2

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1950   item# 904705

Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #2
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

This unusual 5.25" enamel was found in a Cleveland house sale, so was probably drawn by a Cleveland artist, where enameling was an important design focus at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art. This piece is titled "Waiting for the Jury" and appears to satirize either a writer, editor, or attorney.

On the back are ma ...click for details



Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #1

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1950   item# 904703

Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #1
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$45.00 

This unusual 5.25" enamel was found in a Cleveland house sale, so was probably drawn by a Cleveland artist, where enameling was an important design focus at the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art. This piece is titled "Misplaced Comma" and appears to satirize either a writer, editor, or attorney.

On the back are marks t ...click for details



James Modarelli Cleveland School Art Enamel Copper

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1980   item# 904693

James Modarelli Cleveland School Art Enamel Copper
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$195.00 

This outstanding 5.75" porcelain enamel on copper was made in 1979 by James Modarelli (d. 2002), who graduated from the Cleveland School (now Institute) of Art in 1938 and for many years was a designer for NASA. The abstract application of color creates a unique and expressive landscape effect.

This piece is personalized with gilt let ...click for details



Enamel Russian Scene Church Oak Frame Israel Arabic

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1970   item# 335973

Enamel Russian Scene Church Oak Frame Israel Arabic
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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
216-221-6025


$35.00 

This approx. 5" t. x 5.5" art enamel is hand-painted porcelain, applied to a copper base. With the oak frame, it measures 8.75" t. x 9-1/8". Colors are mainly Prussian blue, magenta, pink, purple, and black on a white background. Scene depicts minarets and mosque type towers, making me think of Russia, and there is a yellow hand-painted artist signature, which appears to be in Cyrillic (although perhaps Hebrew or Arabic). ...click for details

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