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Eva Zeisel, four nesting bowls comprising a Sauce Bowl, Fruit Bowl, Soup Bowl, and Vegetable Bowl, all with Garden of Eden decoration designed by Abstract Expressionist painter Charles Seliger (1926-2009), the undersides stamped Eva Zeisel Century Hallcraft, Hallcraft Century, Hall China Company, East Liverpool, Ohio, 1956. Earthenware. Dimensions overall when stacked: 6 x 15 1/2 in. (15.2 x 39.4 cm).1620-362
Exhibited: Monterey, CA, Temporary exhibition during the TED Talk by Eva Zeisel, 2001.
Garden of Eden pattern decoration designed by Abstract Expressionist painter Charles Seliger (1926-2009) who also worked full-time job as a pattern artist and executive at Commercial Decal of Mount Vernon, New York, a company which produced decals for transfer decoration of pottery, porcelain, glassware, and other surfaces. On this line, see Earl Martin, “Hall China Company: Hallcraft Century,” in Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty, 2013, pp. 114-117; for a larger discussion of decoration patterns on Zeisel's designs, see Ezra Shales, "Eva Zeisel Recontextualized, Again," The Journal of Modern Craft vol. 8, no. 2 (July 2015): pp. 155–166.

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Zeisel Hallcraft Century Nesting Serving Bowls

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 12, 2017