Contemporary Craft Collection

Staff Writer

A definition of the word “craft” states:  objects made skillfully with purpose, such as a bowl for eating or a bench for sitting. Contemporary crafts are marked by innovation and design.  They tend to allude to a functional purpose though they are often handled and exhibited in ways similar to visual art objects. Traditionally made with wood, glass, ceramics, textiles or metal, these beautiful handcrafted items have strikingly unique and modern designs that are truly one of a kind.

Offered in our August 1-3 auction is a large contemporary craft collection belonging to the late Helen Canzoneri. A prominent collector, Canzoneri amassed an impressive collection by many well known and accomplished studio craft artists. Her collection includes works by: Gary Beecham, Chris Buzzini, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, Philip Moulthrop, Mark Peiser, Cynthia Schira, Kay Sekimachi, Olga de Amaral, Paul Stankard, Bob Stocksdale, Lino Tagliapietra, Lenore Tawney and many more.

Take a look at some of the impressive items featured in our auction.

 

Russian Cloisonne dish

Item of the Week: Russian Cloisonné Enamel Gilt Silver Dish

Feast your eyes on this breathtaking Russian cloisonné enamel dish. With its intricate design and fabulous bright colors, this dish will stop you in your tracks. Cloisonné is an ancient method for decorating metalwork objects. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or adhering silver or […]

July 16, 2015