HERE’S A SIGNED AND DATED 1997 ORIGINAL VINTAGE MODERN ENAMEL-ON-COPPER PLAQUE TITLED “CELEBRATION” BY APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA ARTISTS CAROLE AND DON SCHUPP (1923-2017) THAT DISPLAYS A VERTICALLY-POSITIONED RECTANGULAR FORM ON WHICH IS A COLORFUL ABSTRACTION RENDERED IN VARIOUS SHADES OF PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, BROWN, WHITE, AND BLACK – AND INCLUDES BOTH ENAMEL FOILS AND OPAQUE ENAMELING!
The enamel-on-copper plaque itself measures approximately six inches (6”) in height by four inches (4”) in width. The overall dimensions of the original silver-metal frame are approximately ten and one quarter inches (10 1/4”) in height by eight and one quarter inches (8 1/4”) in width.
Please Note: The artists Carole and Don Schupp selected the silver-metal frame and the color-coordinated double-matting for this enamel plaque and most likely completed the matting and framing themselves. To this end, the title “Celebration” is written in pencil along the margin of the white matte board just below the enamel plaque itself. In addition, the artist Carole Schupp wrote an inscription in ink on the frame’s backside that reads: “1/17/98 Created For Margaret Claypool Thank You Gracias Carole Schupp” And lastly, the artists attached one of the artist’s cards to the frame’s backside that reads in part: “Art limoges Enamels etc carole & don schupp 2400 e. baseline sp20 apache junction, az 85219” along with a phone number.
Signed in post-firing gold toward the bottom right corner of the enamel plaque itself “Schupp” as well as signed within the enameling at the bottom left corner “Arrowmont ‘97” The reference to “Arrowmont” most likely relates to the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee where they probably created this enamel plaque as visiting artists.
Condition: The enamel plaque itself is in excellent and clean condition – top-notch! The silver-metal frame is generally in excellent and clean condition with a few small rubs and scuffs (nothing bad) and there is a thin scratch in the frame’s glass facing. Overall, still a beauty!
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Framed Signed Carole & Don Schupp Modern Abstract Enamel-on-Copper Art Plaque Titled “Celebrations” Made at Arrowmont School Arts & Crafts