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  • Provenance

    Gift from the artist to the present owner

  • Literature

    Alastair Duncan, Modernism: Modernist Design 1880-1940; The Norwest Collection, Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1998, p. 213 for the pitcher and three cups

  • Catalogue Essay

    This rare punch set was produced by Gem Clay Forming Company as a Christmas gift to its employees during the mid-1930s. Paul Schreckengost, Viktor’s younger brother, worked as a mold-maker at Gem Clay and quickly established himself as one of America’s most talented ceramic artisans. His designs were evocative of the time in which they were made, utilizing streamlined and slick but sturdy forms.

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Rare punch set

ca. 1938
Glazed ceramic. Manufactured by Gem Clay Forming Company, USA. Comprising punch bowl, six cups and ladle (8).
Bowl: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm) diameter; each cup: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) high; ladle: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) long

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $16,800

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York