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Pair of Art Deco Ceramic Vases by Eva Zeisel

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Period 1920-1949
Description This pair of Moderne vases were designed by Eva Zeisel, one of the most fascinating ceramicists of the past century. She began her career at a young age in Hungary, then rose to great popularity during her tenure in Germany at the Schramberg ceramic works in the late 1920s and early 1930s with her avant grade pieces.

As Eva was Hungarian and Jewish she had to escape Nazism by finding work in Russia however she was wrongly accused of being part of a plot to assassinate Stalin and imprisioned for 16 months (12 months in solitary confinement). Her experience is the basis for the novel “Heart of Darkness”. Miraculously she was able to escape Russia and did her craft briefly in Vienna, but ultimately emigrated to the United States . She designed ceramics, china, tableware and glassware for many top American companies and is most well known for her iconic line of tableware commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 1946…which is still being produced and sold in stores today ! Eva Zeisel continued to design and produce dinnerware and “useful objects” until her death in 2011 at age 105 years old!

As Eva was Hungarian and Jewish she had to escape Nazism by finding work in Russia however she was wrongly accused of being part of a plot to assassinate Stalin and imprisioned for 16 months (12 months in solitary confinement). Her experience is the basis for the novel “Heart of Darkness”. Miraculously she was able to escape Russia and did her craft briefly in Vienna, but ultimately emigrated to the United States . She designed ceramics, china, tableware and glassware for many top American companies and is most well known for her iconic line of tableware commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 1946…which is still being produced and sold in stores today ! Eva Zeisel continued to design and produce dinnerware and “useful objects” until her death in 2011 at age 105 years old!
Styles / Movements Art Deco
Dealer Reference Number 2252
Incollect Reference Number 383939
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