Amazing midcentury modern enamel covered bowl by Gerte Hacker. We agree with some other enamel enthusiasts that her work is greatly underappreciated, and is comparable to many of the leading enamelists in the middle of the century. For some reason though, she still has not currently received the same type of attention.
Hacker was an artist from Ohio who began as a painter, but gradually began to work in enamels. She had a gallery and made covered bowls like this one, along with plates, trays and ashtrays up until the 1970s.
Beautiful gold and blue enamel work on this covered bowl, which is actually very shallow. Backside of lid is enamel white, as is the interior of the bowl. The bottom of the bowl is a light blue in color. This would be a fantastic addition to any enamel collection, or a fine centerpiece in a modern room.
Bowl is signed "Gerte Hacker" on the backside of the lid.
In great vintage condition, very little wear to the bowl, with just a few light scratches to the bottom.
Measures about 9 inches in diameter and about 3 inches tall.