"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 Glossner & 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
    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
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