16 June 1999
A SILVER BOWL
Maker's mark of George W. Shiebler & Co., New York, circa 1885
Shaped circular, the lobed body with a bird perched on a foliate spray amid berries and other foliage against a textured ground, one side with oval cartouche, with wavy rim, marked under base
8in. diameter; 22oz.
Shiebler & Co.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately