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27 Mountain Street Camden, ME 04843 , United States Call Seller 207.691.6077


6 Piece Glass Mosaic Tile Coffee Table Genaro Alvarez Cosmic Mexico 1950s

$ 12,500
  • Description
    Six Piece Studio Mosaic Table by Genaro Alvarez composed of.Intricate inlaid glass mosaic designs based on six zodiac constellations, on six triangular, interchangeable mahogany bases created at the Genaro Alvarez's Studio in Mexico City in the 1950s.

    Alvarez studied under artists Carlos Ruano Llopis and Diego Rivera.
    Employing a style he called symbolic expressionism.Alvarez was commissioned to do large murals in Mexico as well as a major commissions in Chicago, Kansas City and other cities in the United States. He did murals in private men's clubs along the the California Coast.

    This table's mosaic is composed of a variety of glass tile with the most dramatic being silver mirror glass tile outlines of the zodiac and outlines of stars floating within an earth toned background of dark mocha, sienna, ochre, crème and white Terrazzo with traditional Aztec symbols of Navajo red tile with random red tile pieces all add to this sophisticated design work.

    Each of the six triangular tables is edged in polished brass with brass legs measuring 23.5 by 23.5 by 23.5 inches.
    I have photographed the table in a variety of configurations and as a stacked grouping.
    It is intentionally modular, stackable and very versatile in its design.

    From Don Shoemaker dot com. "One artist that was recognized for his mosaic furniture creations is Genaro Alvarez. The Genaro Alvarez Studio, (located in Mexico City) was known for its mosaic work in murals and floor designs as well as decorative furnishings such as lamps, trays and furniture using various types of natural rocks, semi-precious stones and glass mosaic, and his work is all handmade. Genaro’s claim to fame was that he had developed a new concept on the manipulation of glass mosaic as an art expression. In the late 1950’s Alvarez was awarded the commission for the mosaic floor for the Hallmark Gift & Card Shop in Kansas City, Missouri. He became very popular and well-known among American collectors."

    The six pieced table is in very good condition as photographed.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Mexico
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: glass tile, mahogany top, brass banding and legs
    Condition: Good. the banding has been re-cemented as originally constructed and the brass has been polished, the tile surface has been gently cleaned
    Creation Date: c.1956
    Number of Pieces: 6-7
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Studio Craft, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 583824
  • Dimensions
    H. 14 in; D. 41 in;
    H. 35.56 cm; D. 104.14 cm;
    Closed W. 41 in;
    Closed W. 104.14 cm;
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