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"Mother Embracing Child," WPA-Era Sculpture in Turquoise and Charcoal



Stylized and reductive, this beautiful 1930s-vintage ceramic sculpture depicts a sitting mother holding her child very close, her legs crossed and her arms enfolding the baby. The warm turquoise color is highlighted with areas of charcoal-hued glaze, and the outlines of arms, feet and hands are emphasized with incised lines in the darker color. Although not signed, this sculpture was clearly created by a skilled artist.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)Width: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865115459152

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
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    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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