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


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 Glossner & Co, and the piece is signed by Torhamn.


  • Creator
    Gunnar Torhamn (Artist)
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  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1930s
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    H 16.5 in. x W 10 in. x D 1.5 in.

    H 41.91 cm x W 25.4 cm x D 3.81 cm

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    Philadelphia, PA
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