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John Bradstreet Bronze Lotus, circa 1900

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From the 1890s until his death in 1914, John Bradstreet, the important American Arts and Crafts furniture and interior designer, worked from The Crafts House, his landscaped orientalist compound in Downtown Minneapolis. There, he also received his clients, and dealt in Asian art acquired on frequent trips to the Far East. He used similar bronze Japanese lotuses as sculptures and planters indoors, and as birdbaths out of doors. One can be seen in this photo of his showroom, in front of the sofa to the left. Our lotus was, by repute, owned by Minnesota governor John S. Pillsbury, who was, according to a business prospectus Bradstreet published around 1900, one of his significant "patrons whose houses show evidence of his personal interest and attention.".

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  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The bronze is stable, but it can wobble 1/4 inch.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9 in. x Dm 13.5 in.H 22.86 cm x Dm 34.29 cm
  • Diameter
    13.5 in. (34.29 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU106147908153
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