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Buckeye Vessel

ca. 1987 Allen Ritzman Born: Ottumwa, Iowa 1952 buckeye 7 7/8 x 6.0 in. (20.0 x 15.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb 1995.100.28 Not currently on view

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The soft yellows and creams of buckeye wood complement the simple form of this piece. Allen Ritzman likes classical silhouettes and chooses not to embellish his pieces with heavy carving. Although this vase is only eight inches tall, the rounded form gives it the appearance of weight and solidity.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - buckeye

About Allen Ritzman

Born: Ottumwa, Iowa 1952