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"Harp and Guitar, " Fabulous Cubist-Art Deco Bas Relief Plaques, Terra Cotta

About the Item

Superb in conception and execution, this pair of terra cotta plaques, depicting the pairing of a harp and guitar in the manner of Gris or Braque, is beautifully glazed in hues of turquoise, mossy green and rust. Meant to be hung on a wall or placed on a table stand, these are very fine examples of the blending of Art Deco and Cubism that took place in the decorative arts of the 1930s.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 0.5 in (1.27 cm)Diameter: 7 in (17.78 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 1930s
  • Condition:
    One plaque is in superb condition; the second has a chip on one edge.
  • Seller Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU86513078612

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