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Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #2

Berit Studios Porcelain Enamel Copper LeVine Cartoon #2

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Enamel: Pre 1950: Item # 904705
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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 marks that read "Christmas 1949 / Berit Studios / Arthur & Sidney LeVine."

If you run your fingers around the edge, you might find some very small losses--but nothing obtrusive. There is also some veining in the enamel, although it does not appear to be stress cracks. No chips or cracks.