About this artwork
One of few women working in the Art Deco style in America, Ilonka Karasz favored simple geometric forms such as these cone-shaped salts, which emphasize the object’s function rather than its decoration. Karasz was born in Hungary and in 1913 immigrated to New York City, where she found success as a designer of ceramics, furniture, metalwork, textiles, and wallpaper.
- Ilonka Karasz
- Pair of Salts
- New York City
- Nickel-plated copper alloy
- 4.5 × 7.3 cm (1 3/4 × 2 7/8 in.)
- Restricted gift of Mrs. Ann P.K. Frankenthal, the Garden Club of Barrington, and the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Associates of the Woman's Board of the Art Institute of Chicago