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Bottle

A work made of gilded copper, lapis lazuli, and white jade.

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  • A work made of gilded copper, lapis lazuli, and white jade.

Date:

1916–22

Artist:

Marie Zimmermann (American, 1879–1972)

About this artwork

Marie Zimmermann was a pioneering jeweler and metalsmith who employed a range of materials in her globally inspired artistic practice.

This bottle exemplifies Zimmerman’s ability to combine the sleek lines of modernism—in the refined body of the vessel—with her interest in Chinese art—in the lapis, jade, and metal stopper. It was made when she began expanding her output beyond jewelry into decorative objects for the home.

Status

On View, Gallery 264

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Marie Zimmermann

Title

Bottle

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1916–1922

Medium

Gilded copper, lapis lazuli, and white jade

Dimensions

11 × 8.5 cm (11 × 3 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Mrs. John T. Golitz

Reference Number

2019.1202

Extended information about this artwork

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