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"Nude on Horseback," Art Deco Sculpture by Else Bach for Karlsruhe


The large and rare Majolica group consisting of a nude male figure riding a horse was sculpted by Else Bach for the famous Karlsruhe ceramic works in the 1920s-1930s. Bach is best known as an animalier, although she also liked to pair nude male figures with horses, all enrobed in a lovely ivory glaze with details picked out in a warm, velvety taupe color. For collectors of Art Deco sculptures featuring the nude, this is a special find.


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    H 15.5 in. x W 14 in. x D 6 in.

    H 39.37 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 15.24 cm

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    Philadelphia, PA
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