A fabulous set of two early enameled copper bowls by Jade Snow Wong. Blue and light brown with white speckling enamel glaze. She was an influential enamelist, potter and author who worked in San Francisco. Her book, Fifth Chinese Daughter, became a classic Asian American work of literature. Several other enamelists and designers worked with her at one point, including Win Ng of Taylor & Ng.
Much of her work features simple but elegant decoration like on these bowls. Believe these date to the late 1940s, they are inscribed on back. The brown bowls reads "Jade Snow Wong - San Francisco For Gumps E-32". The blue bowl reads "Jade Snow Wong - San Francisco Thanks for Everything from Jane 1948".
In good vintage condition, with no cracks or chips. The brown enamel bowl appears to have 2-3 small impact points on the interior - not that noticeable but we can see it's there. Both bowls have tarnish and scratching and scuffs on back. Blue bowl has some very light nicking to rim, but not that noticeable.
Measures 6 5/8 and 6 3/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/8 inches tall each.