For your consideration, a fine mid-century copper enamel on copper pin.
This fine work of wearable art measures approximately 4.5cm x 4.2 and is excellent vintage condition with no damage or repairs. The unsigned piece was found in the artist colony of Mendocino, an area of renowned for its rich heritage of art that dates back to the 1950's. It is quite possible that this pin was created by Hilda Pertha (1911-2011) ; the materials, provenance, and overall aesthetics of this piece are consistant with those displayed by Pertha's works. Many luminaries of mid-century art produced art during the "back to the land" movement of the mid-to-late 20th century. These included Emmy Lou Packard, David Ayers, William Theophilos Brown, and many others. This stunning pin features a central raised field of international orange and burnt brown on a hammered oval concave copper field. The workmanship and aesthetics are first-rate and the piece has a great vibe, very animated and full of motion. One of the most elegant pieces I have come across in my collecting a worthy of any collection of 1950's- 1970's American studio craft.
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