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Two American Arts and Crafts Copper Bowls, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972), ca. 1910-1920

Two American Arts and Crafts Copper Bowls, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972), ca. 1910-1920

Item Description:

Two fluted flower-form bowls, each on a flaring ring foot by American metalworker, designer and jeweler, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972). These Arts and Crafts era bowls come directly from Zimmermann's estate and date to the early 20th century while her workshop studio and showroom was at the National Arts Club at Gramercy Park in New York City.

Both copper bowls appear to be in fine, original condition, retaining their original natural brown patinas with contrasting darker spots scattered overall. Marked with M. ZIMMERMANN MAKER and MZ artist's cipher underfoot, measuring 7.25 in W (at upper rim) and 2.75 W (at foot).


Appear to be in fine, original condition. Please contact for specific condition questions.


The Estate of Marie Zimmermann


Width at upper rim 7.25 in.
Width at foot 2.75 in.

About The Artist:

Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972) was an American metalsmith, jeweler, and designer working in New York City during the opening decades of the 20th century. She was by turns an outdoors-woman, world traveler, daughter, sister, and artist; period journalists called her "…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's creative and innovative designs for jewelry, funerary monuments, and ornamental accessories for home and garden were eclectic, often experimental, and informed by her life-long interests in the historical design and the natural world.

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, see The Jewelry and Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann, American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation and Yale University Press, 2011.


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Two American Arts and Crafts Copper Bowls, Marie Zimmermann (1879-1972), ca. 1910-1920

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