Karl (C. J.) Gellings Amsterdam School hammered copper tray with integral swirl handles and patinated finish. Netherlands, c1930. Studio marks to the base. The diameter of the tray is 31cm. Measuring across the handles it is 36cm wide.
Karl J. Gellings (1892-1959) was born in Germany but moved to Rotterdam in 1921 where he set up a decorative metalwork studio producing homewares and architectural fittings. His work is associated with the style of the Amsterdam School which developed out of a fusion of arts and crafts principles, de Stijl modernism and Art-Deco style in the Netherlands in the early part of the Twentieth Century. As well as his metalwork he designed some distinctive Art-Deco ceramics for Kennemer Potterij in 1930-32. He also designed architectural fittings for the architect J.J. P. Oud, co founder of the de Stijl movement with Theo van Doesberg.
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