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"Mercury Riding a Rocket," Large, Spectacular Art Deco Bronze Sculpture by Focht

$16,500

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Truly spectacular in its size and execution, this 36-inch wide bronze sculpture depicts a stylized, nude Mercury figure holding a bolt of lightning and riding an Art Deco rocket reminiscent of early, streamlined power boats in the 1930s. Of course Mercury was the god of commerce, speed and communication, and here the sculptor dramatizes his quickness and alacrity with great drama and effect. The sculptor was Frederic Focht, a French artist who clearly found an audience for his stylized depiction of speed, because he did several sculptures that were variations on this theme. This piece is signed and retains its original stone base.

Details

  • Creator
    Frederic Focht (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Bronze,Cast
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The bronze figure is in excellent condition; the tip of the lightning bolt is slightly bent. The stone base evidences several scuffs and imperfections.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865121780812

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $55 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 5-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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