Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, Mar 4, 2023 12:00PM EST
Lot 30

Monumental Mary Shaffer Bronze & Glass Sculpture, 81"H

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Mary Shaffer (b. 1947)
Marking(s); notes: signed, marking(s)
Country of origin; materials: American; bronze, steel, slumped and fused glass, wood (base)
Dimensions (H, W, D): 81.5"h, 23"w, 20.25"d
Additional Information: Work is titled "Ledge Mamoure Blue." "In Mamoure, curved pieces of slumped glass appear to be spilling out of a tall, geometric form. Shaffer scattered tiny threads of color within the fused layers of plate glass to suggest ripples and bubbles of water." (source:, referring to a similar work from the series) Provenance: Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago | Private Collection (per Rago listing) | Rago Auctions, Lambertville, New Jersey, 1.19.2020 auction, lot 788 | Private Collection, Palm Beach, Florida.

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May 2023 Modern & Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury


very good, small internal fleck to corner of one glass element, slight roughness/tiny nicks to glass edges abutting pillar (see detail photos)

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