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Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)
Paul Evans (USA, 1931–87)

A designer and sculptor, Paul Evans was a wild card of late 20th century modernism. A leading light of the American Studio Furniture movement, Evans’s work manifests a singular aesthetic sense, as well as a seemingly contradictory appreciation for both “folk art” forms and for new materials and technologies.

Evans’s primary material was metal, not wood, which was favored by his fellow studio designers, and Bucks County, Pennsylvania, neighbors George Nakashima and Philip Lloyd Powell. He trained in metallurgy and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the famed crucible of modern design and art in suburban Detroit. For a time early in his career, Evans also worked at Sturbridge Village, a historical “living museum” in Massachusetts, where he gave demonstrations as a costumed silversmith.

Evans’s earliest work unites these influences. The pieces that made his reputation are known as “sculpted-front” cabinets: wood cases faced with box-like high-relief patinated steel mounts laid out in a grid pattern. Each mount contains a metal emblem, or glyph, and the effect is that of a brawny quilt.

Evans’s later work falls into three distinct style groups. His sculpted-bronze pieces, begun in the mid-1960s, show Evans at his most expressive. He employed a technique in which resin is hand-shaped, and later sprayed with a metal coating, allowing for artistic nuance in the making of chairs, tables and cabinets. Later in the decade and into the 1970s, Evans produced his Argente series: consoles and other furniture forms that feature aluminum and pigment-infused metal surfaces welded into abstract organic forms and patterns.

Last, Evans's Cityscape design series meshed perfectly with the sleek, “high tech” sensibility of the later ’70s. Evans constructed boxy forms and faced them with irregular mosaic patterns that mixed rectangular plaques of chromed steel, bronze or burlwood veneer. These, like all of Paul Evans’s designs, are both useful and eye-catching. But their appeal has another, more visceral quality: these pieces have clearly been touched by an artist’s hand.

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Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans tray, cityscape, brass and chrome. Small to medium scale tabletop accessory from Evan's Cityscape series for Directional Inc. Minor wear and light scratches to the patchwo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Steel

Paul Evans Ice Bucket, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Brass, Chrome

Paul Evans & Phillip Lloyd Powell, Very Rare, Walnut and Pewter Bottle
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a very rare bottle. Only 5 were made because it was very difficult to make. This one was a gift to one of our clients.
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1960s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Pewter

Paul Evans Ashtray Set
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans smoking set constructed from cuban mahogany and inlayed pewter, with removable pewter cap. Inset petwer plug in base reads 'Designers Inc Paul Evans'.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Mahogany

Walnut and Pewter Ashtray by Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A fabulous ashtray in walnut with inlaid pewter detail and a brushed steel top. Probably a collaborative design by Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell. With metal tag to bottom "Desi...
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1960s American Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Pewter

Rare Paul Evans Walnut and Pewter Charger
By Paul Evans
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning walnut and pewter large charger plate by Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell having a starburst pattern on the front, gorgeous workmanship and richly grained wood.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Brutalist 1960s Paul Evans Patchwork Metal Ashtray, Mid-Century Modern
By Paul Evans
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Brutalist 1960s Paul Evans patchwork metal ashtray. The black metal dish is removable for easy cleaning. Great for the Mid-Century collector who has everything!
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

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Gucci Horsebit Double Ashtray, Brass, Gold Leaf, Nickel and Leather, Signed
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Bitossi Ashtray, Ceramic, Blue and Gold Sunburst, Signed
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Located in New York, NY
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Alvino Bagni Ashtray, Ceramic, Stripes Blue, Green and White, Signed
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Located in New York, NY
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Bagni for Raymor Bowl, Ceramic, Abstract, Blue and Green, Signed
By Raymor, Alvino Bagni
Located in New York, NY
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Jaru Bowl, Ceramic, Faceted, Metallic Gold, Signed
By Jaru
Located in New York, NY
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Alvino Bagni Ashtray, Ceramic, Geometric Cubist Woman, Signed
By Alvino Bagni
Located in New York, NY
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Gucci Tray, Porcelain and Suede, Gold and Chrome Silver, Signed
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
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Paul Evans Benches, Sculpted Bronze, Signed
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Bronze, Upholstery, Resin

Paul Evans Mirror, Sculpted Bronze and Resin, Signed, Dated
By Directional, Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Bronze, Mirror, Resin

Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell Table Lamp, Walnut and Pewter
By Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell
Located in New York, NY
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Pewter, Walnut

Previously Available Items
Paul Evans Brutal Patchwork Ice Bucket
By Paul Evans
Located in Pasadena, CA
A Paul Evans hammered and patinated patchwork ice bucket, circa 1970s. Piece measures 11" in height by 10" square. In very good vintage condition. Black inner plastic liner is new...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Rare Paul Evans Studio Ashtray
By Paul Evans
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
A medium sized cast aluminum ashtray or bowl with freeform rim this is the medium size, these ashtrays came in three different sizes. Excellent provenance which is available upon re...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

  • Rare Paul Evans Studio Ashtray
  • Rare Paul Evans Studio Ashtray
  • Rare Paul Evans Studio Ashtray
  • Rare Paul Evans Studio Ashtray
H 3.25 in. W 10.5 in. D 11 in.
Paul Evans, Cityscape Ice Bucket, USA, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A rare ice bucket made in Paul Evans’ signature Cityscape style. With its polished chrome and gold mirrored geometric parts, Evans’ Cityscape series epitomizes the era in which it wa...
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1970s Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Paul Evans-phillip Powell
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in Chicago, IL
Phillip Powel -Paul Evans Charger
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Stainless Steel

Paul Evans Ice Box Executed in Hand Worked Copper Plates with Solder Splashes
By Paul Evans
Located in Stamford, CT
A Paul Evans ice box. Executed in hand worked copper plates with solder splashed Brutalist design. Purchased from a New Hope home.
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1970s American Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Copper

Paul Evans Handcrafted "Patchwork" Ice Bucket, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
"Patchwork" ice bucket in copper, brass and pewter with plastic insert with wood base by Paul Evans for Directional Furniture, American, 1970s.
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

Paul Evans & Phillip Lloyd Powell Tray
By Phillip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Tray/Charger by Paul Evans & Phillip Powell<br /> Mahogany and Stainless Steel<br /> signed with engraved metal disk to underside<br /> (Designers Inc. paul Evans
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Stainless Steel

Paul Evans Ashtray Argente Pewter Copper Patchwork
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans ashtray argente Pewter Patchwork. Square patchwork ashtray in rare argente finish with removable aluminium tray. The underside retains its original black felt. I would lik...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Paul Evans Ice Bucket, Cityscape Patchwork, Brass Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans ice bucket cityscape brass chrome patchwork. Rare bar accessory from Evans' iconic Cityscape series with brass and chromed steel patchwork design. Quality glass interior l...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Steel

Rare Table Lighter and Ashtray Smoking Set by Paul Evans, 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Rare Table Lighter and Ashtray Smoking Set by Paul Evans, 1970s.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Brass, Copper, Pewter

A Paul Evans Cityscape Ice Bucket, USA, circa 1970s
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
A rare Cityscape Ice Bucket in Chrome and Gold designed and made by Paul Evans studio in the 1970s. The bucket in mint condition features an interior mirrored bowl mounted in a subst...
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1970s American Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Paul Evans tray, cityscape, brass and chrome. Small to medium scale tabletop accessory from Evan's Cityscape series for Directional Inc. Minor wear and light scratches to the patchwo...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Paul Evans Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Steel

  • Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
  • Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
  • Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
  • Paul Evans Tray, Cityscape, Brass and Chrome
H 2.07 in. W 8.13 in. D 8.13 in.