June Schwarcz - Design New York Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Miami, acquired directly from the artist, 1980s
    Thence by descent to the present owner, 2018

  • Literature

    Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson, June Schwarcz: Invention & Variation, Washington, D.C., 2017, p. 60 for a similar example

  • Artist Biography

    June Schwarcz

    American • 1918 - 2015

    June Schwarcz was an experimental enamelist whose extensive body of work showcased the evolution of her innovative practice. After training as an industrial designer at Pratt Institute, she encountered enameling en route to Sausalito, where she would spend the next several decades defining the craft and cementing her status as one of the leading figures of the field. She used electroplating and electroforming techniques to produce varied textures in her work and often employed folding and stitching to further experiment with form and surface. Her work is in the permanent collections of multiple institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Property from a Private Collection, Texas


Small vessel

Hammered, enameled, and patinated copper with electroplated texture.
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) high, 8 in. (20.3 cm) diameter
Side of vessel incised Schwarcz/735 and the underside with 735/Schwarcz in pen on paper label.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $10,000

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New York Auction 17 December 2019