06-28-2008 06-28-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2416 Boston
June 28, 2008 10:00AMCalender
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Five Maria Maravigna Mushrooms

$385$325
Auction: 20th Century Design - 2416 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 28, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

Five Maria Maravigna Mushrooms
Ceramic
Winchester, Massachusetts, mid-20th century
Five separate clusters of mushrooms, each glazed according to their colors in nature, all signed Maravigna with species classification on the base, with pamphlet, ht. 4 3/4, 3, 2 7/8, 1 1/4 and 1 in.

Note: Maria Maravigna was known as "The Mushroom Lady". There is an exhibition of her work at the Harvard Fogg Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1999, she won an award from the North American Mycology Association for her contributions to the study of mycology.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Maria Maravigna, Massachusetts, Maria Maravigna Mushrooms, Winchester, Ceramic Winchester, Cambridge, Harvard Fogg Museum, North American Mycology Association