Erté "Ocean Bowl" Bronze Sculpture For Sale
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Erté "Ocean Bowl" Bronze Sculpture


Offered is a stunning, original Erte´ "Ocean bowl, I". Solid bronze. Included Certificate of authenticity, see last two photos. Heavy. Using the shape of this sculpture as a metaphor for earth, Erté has fantasized a myth for the story of creation. The gods and goddesses of the oceans are depicted by Erté as a male (Adam) in "Ocean I", and as a female (Eve) in "Ocean II". Just as life emerged from water, these mythical figures emerge stylized to provide a repetition for the bowls design. The waves of the ocean are depicted by the scalloped sides.


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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Light variations in the bronze (primarily in the bowls interior, see photo six), as expected with age
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 6 in. x Dm 11 in.H 15.24 cm x Dm 27.94 cm
  • Diameter
    11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Richmond, VA
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