SOLD! – 1950s MCM Enamel on Copper Bowl by Studio Artist Evelyn Wentz Signed – USA (OH)


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What: Colorful red and gold abstract star burst design, mid-century modern copper enamelware bowl by female artist Evelyn Wentz. Vibrantly colorful and impressionistic, it is signed by the artist. Her pieces are all one of a kind and tend to be in vibrant colors. She signed all her work. Verdi gras enamel on the reverse side.

When: 1949 until her death in 1974.

Where: Fostoria, OH.

Size: 7.5″ w (this is a larger size for her) x 1.25″ d

Condition: For display purposes, excellent conditon but it does have some defects. These may all be from it’s manufacture, I cannot tell. There are several craze lines in the enamel – see photos. There are a few places on the edge where the enamel is thin/missing. I cannot say if these are chips or were are part of the handmade process. Ditto there is one spot along the back edge that is missing. All of these spots are small and are felt rather than seen but I wanted to mention them.

About the artist: Mrs. Wentz was a modern copper enamelware artist but she also exhibited in many other media – oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, collages, prints, etchings, encaustics, ceramics and mosaics. After marrying and having five children she began to take art classes where her talent was recognized and she earned scholarships to pay for additional training. She did enamel work in her home studio useing a kiln which her husband built for her. By the time of her death she had participated in some 250 local, regional, national, and international exhibitions. She was represented in 24 public collections (worldwide) and had 15 solo exhibitions, including three in the Toledo Museum of Art.  For more information see our blog post about Evelyn and her work.


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