Here’s a lovely modernist enamel on copper plate from the 1960s or 70s. This vintage piece has an engraved monogram on the reverse of a ‘c’ inside a ‘v’, or perhaps a ‘c’ in a cartouche. There was evidently an oval label as well, the ‘ghost’ of which remains when viewed side-on in the light. I feel that I have seen this signature before from a well-known artist, but I can’t place it now, and is unknown to me.
The decoration is a simple fern leaf pattern, with the fern fronds in clear enamel over the copper, showing as a lovely copper orange color, and having a white enameled ground to outline the ferns. The back side is similarly enameled with a clear coat over the base copper, the hallmark of a well crafted piece - amateur artists often leave the back side as unfinished bare copper. The dish would make a lovely addition to anyone’s Eames era decor.
Size: 8.5" diameter
Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks to the enamel; only a couple of faint scratches when inspected carefully under the light, but not at all seen in normal viewing.