"Nude and Doves," Important, Large Art Deco Sconce/Glass Sculpture by Torhamn

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An important example of Art Deco sculpture, possibly unique, this depiction of a female nude with two doves was created by Gunnar Torhamn, best known as a painter of laborers on farms and seasides in his native Sweden. Designed to serve as an internally-lighted sconce, the cast glass sculpture retains its original brass base, which has been rewired and is in perfect working order. The nude is kissing a dove about to take flight, with another dove at her knee, and is a perfect illustration of stylized Art Deco figuration at its best. The glass was cast by Glössner & Co, and the piece is signed by Torhamn.
Details
Creator
Gunnar Torhamn (Artist)
Of the Period
Art Deco
Place of Origin
Sweden
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1930s
Period
1930-1939
Materials and Techniques
Cast glass
Brass
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
16.5 in. H x 10 in. W x 1.5 in. D
42 cm H x 25 cm W x 4 cm D
Dealer Location
Philadelphia, PA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU86511201648
Address
Renaissance Man Antiques
349 S 47th St.
Philadelphia PA 19143
US
(215) 883-8497
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