Two very charming, small enamel on copper dishes by Doris Hall with horse heads; each is about 3" diameter x 1/2" high; lighter colored dish is almost perfect with just a little roughness on the edge that could be original, darker dish has a one noticeable, small chip on the edge, but there is not crazing or cracks; each is signed "Doris Hall" (in script) on the bottom.

Doris Hall (1907 - 2000) graduated from the Cleveland Institute in 1929 and during the 1940s opened a gallery and studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She and her husband, Kalman Kubinyi later opened a studio/gallery in downtown Boston and lastly, a studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Hall exhibited in the Cleveland Museum of Art annual May Show throughout the 1930s.  She also exhibited at the Walker Art Center in 1948. She originated the idea of making enamel "paintings" by treating her copper (or silver) as a canvas and drawing in a dried layer of opalescent crackle to produce an oxidized line. 

Pieces by Doris Hall are featured in my book, Form & Function, American Modernist Jewelry, 1940 - 1970 on page 149.  More pictures of her work as well as biographical information can be found in Painting with Fire, Masters of Enameling in America by Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson.

$225.00 (pair) (item #SMMT001)

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