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"Flight," Beautifully Carved Stone Paperweight with Dove and Clouds

$1,500

About

Highly distinctive and unique, this cylindrical paperweight is decorated on its upper surface with exquisitely detailed sculptural relief: a dove in flight, shown flying over a cluster of clouds and the word "FLIGHT." Although it shows a beautiful bird, storied in mythology and literature, this sculpture also hints at the flight of man, and the curving sides of the piece are decorated with Art Deco geometric forms, sharply incised into the stone. The artist was Giuseppe Bessi, an Italian artist who was known for sculpting a stream of beautiful young women in marble and alabaster, sometimes a bust and sometimes a full length sculpture, so this beautifully crafted piece is highly unusual in his oeuvre.

Details

  • Creator
    Giuseppe Bessi (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Diameter: 2.75 in. (6.99 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
    Overall excellent condition. Minor darkening of stone.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865122314902

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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