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"Zephyrus and Flora," Rare and Striking Art Deco Sculpture by Williams

US$3,200

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Brilliantly conceived as two nude figures rising out of a bed of cumulus clouds, this sculpture depicts Zephyrus and Flora, Greek gods and lovers. The warm westerly wind of Zephyrus is shown bringing life and nourishment to the flowers and plant life represented by Flora. The sculptor, Wheeler Williams, was one of America's finest and most prolific artists in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, establishing a considerable reputation for his public monuments and garden sculpture, not to mention his work for the Works Progress Administration. Williams created many fine works in bronze and stone, but this example in porcelain is very unusual and rare. This piece is dated 1943.

Details

  • Creator
    Wheeler Williams (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 in.)Width: 43.18 cm (17 in.)Depth: 15.24 cm (6 in.)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Porcelain,Glazed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1943
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86515398773

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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