This item, found in an
yard sale and perhaps an auction house prior, is included here in Rebeck's "Works," not because of it's technical skill (Rebeck poured plaster into an ice cream mold!) but because it shows a bit of his whimsical side to even bother!
The bottom is signed by Rebeck in pencil, has a sticker suggesting it's value and reads "painted by E & R Cooper." (Click on image to enlarge). One of Rebeck's close friends was a Cleveland Dentist, Bernie Cooper, who, as an avocation, created art out of metal scraps, capturing the attention of four pages in Life Magazine Mar 3, 1952. It is reasonable his wife or daughters painted this work Rebeck provided..